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Latest News

  • New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    How can we mitigate the increasing problems of pollution and lost biodiversity in our rivers, streams and ponds caused by pesticides, phosphorous, diffuse pollution from agriculture and even the seeping of nutrients from septic tanks and small sewage treatment works?

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  • GWCT shoot sweepstake adds the taste of success

    GWCT shoot sweepstake adds the taste of success

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging shoots across the country to get involved in their 2014/15 shoot sweepstake scheme to help raise funds for their vital game and wildlife research.

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  • Nothing to grouse about with fabulous charity prize draw

    Nothing to grouse about with fabulous charity prize draw

    This is now your chance to win a day’s driven grouse shooting for nine guns during the 2015 season on Clune and Corrybrough Estate in the majestic Monadhliath Mountains of Inverness-shire. The prize also includes bed and breakfast for one night at The Steadings at The Grouse and Trout, with lunch and tea on the day.

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  • The ones that did not get away!

    The ones that did not get away!

    Catching nearly 9,000 wild Atlantic salmon parr might sound like a fisherman’s dream come true. But catching this number of young fish on the River Frome in Dorset this autumn is no dream, it is part of a unique research project being run by scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) who have spent the past 40 years helping to unravel the mystery surrounding the dramatic 70 per cent decline of this iconic fish.

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  • Don’t get caught out by not being trained

    Don’t get caught out by not being trained

    The past few years have seen ever increasing complexity in the licensing and legal regulations governing predator control techniques, throwing up new questions and creating grey areas. To address this, our best practice courses seek to ensure that predator control is carried out according to all the relevant legal requirements and best practice codes.

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  • Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    The Somerset branch of the UK's leading wildlife charity has raised almost £1,000 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a charity dedicated to supporting farm-workers and their families through difficult times.

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  • Your chance to find out what the RSPB think about shooting

    Your chance to find out what the RSPB think about shooting

    Heather burning, the hen harrier debate, the RSPB’s views on shooting, predator control and whether game management is the key to wildlife recovery are just some of the current topical issues that GWCT members and countryside enthusiasts will be debating at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s annual Members’ Conference on Wednesday 29th October at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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  • Raising a glass – and £15K – to wildlife

    Raising a glass – and £15K – to wildlife

    An exclusive wine tasting and auction held at the Caledonian Club in London has raised more than £15,000 for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Launching tomorrow’s Olympian Shots

    Launching tomorrow’s Olympian Shots

    Peter Wilson, Olympic gold medal winner, first tested out his clay shooting skills on a Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s young shots course when he was just 14 years of age and since then, the career of this world class shooting champion has gone from strength to strength.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving for Wildlife

    Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving for Wildlife

    Buying a Christmas gift for the countryside man or woman that seems to have everything is one of those eternal wrangles that many of us face each year

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