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10 May 2016
The fifth annual Julian Gardner Awards photographic competition is now open for entries. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is calling on all amateur nature photographers to take part. Read more
19 November 2015
Populations of reintroduced and escaped Eurasian beaver currently exist in England and Scotland and concerns have been raised that beavers, and more specifically the dams that they construct, may negatively impact populations of migratory fish, particularly salmon and trout, due to impeding their movements and fragmenting important habitat. Read more
11 August 2015
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is appealing to school pupils across the Perth and Kinross region to get busy with their paintbrushes and pencils – or indeed any other medium – and enter the annual GWCT schools art competition.
31 March 2015
An international conference jointly organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Wareham, Dorset this month marked the end of the three year collaborative EU Interreg funded MorFish (Monitoring for Migratory Fish) Project, which included the investigation of the dramatic 70 per cent decline of Atlantic salmon observed in recent years.
17 February 2015
One of the leading lights in investment banking, David Mayhew, Vice Chairman of JPM Morgan and former Chairman of Cazenove and JPMorgan Cazenove and has recently been appointed chair of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) fisheries research steering committee.
05 February 2015
Alex Towns hung up his Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust boots last month (Monday 26 January) when he retired from the post of education and events assistant with GWCT Scotland.
21 November 2014
The AK Bell Library in Perth was the perfect surroundings for the official prize-giving for the tenth annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ Art Competition.
07 November 2014
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.
18 June 2014
Our 2014 Scottish Auction took place at Prestonfield on Thursday 8th May. A wide range of lots in both the live and silent auctions were generously bid for by more than 400 guests, making this the Trust’s most successful event so far this year.
05 June 2014
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has just published its latest report on Atlantic salmon monitoring on the river Frome in Dorset. The report gives fascinating insight on the rise and fall of salmon populations on this typical lowland chalk stream during some of the most extreme weather conditions in its 41 year history of monitoring.