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  • More than 900 UK farmers sign up to count their birds

    More than 900 UK farmers sign up to count their birds

    More than 900 farmers have now registered to take part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count taking place this week between 1 – 7th February across the UK.

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  • Countdown to the Big Farmland Bird Count

    Countdown to the Big Farmland Bird Count

    In just over two weeks, hundreds of farmers from across the country will be taking part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) Big Farmland Bird Count.

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  • Conservation crops show farmland birds count

    Conservation crops show farmland birds count

    A massive 40,000 acres of special wildlife seed crops are now being grown on farmland across England according to recent figures gathered through Defra and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.

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  • Species of the Month for January - The starling

    Species of the Month for January - The starling

    Peter Thompson examines starlings in the latest of his 'Species of the Month' articles.

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  • It takes more than a pear tree to conserve our wild greys

    It takes more than a pear tree to conserve our wild greys

    As we bellow out the 12 Days of Christmas this festive season, not many people will realise that the ‘partridge in the pear tree’ is actually in need of a huge amount of support following a massive decline in numbers over the past 40 years.

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  • Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    Over 80 supporters of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) raised more than £8,000 for the charity at their annual fund-raising dinner.

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  • New Year Action Plan to save the Christmas ‘Grey’

    New Year Action Plan to save the Christmas ‘Grey’

    The wild grey partridge, immortalised in the traditional Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is one of our most rapidly declining farmland birds, having suffered a massive 86 per cent decline over the past forty years. To secure the future of this iconic Christmas species, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is appealing to farmers and gamekeepers to extend their festive cheer to grey partridge conservation this winter.

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  • Win the ultimate sporting challenge

    Win the ultimate sporting challenge

    There’s still time to enter one of this year’s best charity prize draws for those with an interest in the finest country sports.

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  • From Russia with love – wandering woodcock return

    From Russia with love – wandering woodcock return

    While temperatures plummet in Russia to minus 19oc and below, thousands of migrating woodcock are starting to head for warmer wintering sites in the UK. As these small wader birds battle with bad weather and tough environmental conditions during their long, perilous flights, British scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) are monitoring the heart-stopping progress of 24 birds by using advanced satellite technology.

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  • GWCT woodcock research needs you!

    GWCT woodcock research needs you!

    The many ground-breaking research initiatives on woodcock that have been pioneered by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust since the late 1970s have helped to fuel the huge international interest in this elusive species among bird watchers, game interests and conservationists alike.

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