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Latest News

  • GWCT provide bird-ringing training in India

    GWCT provide bird-ringing training in India

    A collaboration between the GWCT and the Wildlife Department of Himachal Pradesh saw our very own Dr Francis Buner visiting the Great Himalayan National Park in India at the end of October to run a two-week bird-ringing training course.

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  • UK Farmers urged to get ready for the ‘Biggest’ Farmland Bird Count

    UK Farmers urged to get ready for the ‘Biggest’ Farmland Bird Count

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is launching a Big Farmland Bird Count in February 2014 and all farmers and gamekeepers are being urged to take part to help determine how farmland bird species are faring on UK farmland.

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  • Team players strike a conservation success for grey partridge

    Team players strike a conservation success for grey partridge

    The Cranborne Estate in Dorset is the latest recipient of a prestigious conservation trophy awarded in recognition of the considerable efforts being made to boost one of our most threatened farmland birds, the wild grey partridge.

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  • Young photographer sheds light on British countryside

    Young photographer sheds light on British countryside

    An up-and-coming young photographer from Orpington in Kent has been presented with the prestigious Julian Gardner Award by one of the UK's most respected research charities.

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  • Spotlight on record-breaking woodcock flights in west Wales

    Spotlight on record-breaking woodcock flights in west Wales

    They have been widely featured on the BBC programme Springwatch as well as the BBC’s One Show. Now the secret life of the elusive woodcock is being revealed in west Wales by one of the world’s leading authorities on woodcock ecology, Dr Andrew Hoodless on Friday 15th November at the Abercothi Estate in Carmarthen.

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  • Trust invites shoots to sign up to free sweepstakes package

    Trust invites shoots to sign up to free sweepstakes package

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging shoots across the country to get involved in their 2013/14 shoot sweepstake scheme to help raise funds for their vital game and wildlife research.

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  • Runners endure Spartan trials for wildlife charity

    Runners endure Spartan trials for wildlife charity

    One of the UK's most respected wildlife charities is hoping to receive a boost in funding after competing in the world-famous Spartan Challenge this September.

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  • Free best practice training for ‘keepers and farmers on snaring and corvid control

    Free best practice training for ‘keepers and farmers on snaring and corvid control

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is running free training sessions for farmers, gamekeepers and estate workers on fox snaring and controlling corvids using cage traps on 12th November 2013 at Lastingham Village Hall on the North York Moors.

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  • Recovery course for wild grey partridges

    Recovery course for wild grey partridges

    It’s poignant that not so very long ago, the wild grey partridge was a very common bird that flourished on arable farmland across the country. However, in the past 40 years its numbers have plummeted by more than 80 per cent and leading research charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), based in Fordingbridge, Hampshire reports that they have become locally extinct in many areas.

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  • Award-winning eco-build slashes thousands from farm’s running costs

    Award-winning eco-build slashes thousands from farm’s running costs

    One year after opening the GWCT’s Allerton Project’s award-winning eco-visitor and training centre, researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust have been doing the maths to prove that by combining modern technology with traditional materials like sheep fleece and straw, it is possible to create a sustainable rural building that not only has a very low carbon footprint but also saves many thousands of pounds in running costs.

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