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  • Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    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.

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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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  • Scottish Auction success

    Scottish Auction success

    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.

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  • The highs and lows of Atlantic salmon monitoring in France and the UK

    The highs and lows of Atlantic salmon monitoring in France and the UK

    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. 

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  • Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

    Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

    Britain’s leading wildlife research charity is hoping to encourage talented young people aged 16 or under to take part in its 2014 nature photography competition.

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  • Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    The GWCT's Cambridgeshire Committee has released its spring newsletter, celebrating its achievement of raising £20,000 in support of the Trust's work in 2013 and promoting some of its upcoming events as it aims to do even better in 2014.

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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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  • 40-year report highlights disastrous effects of weather on fragile salmon populations

    40-year report highlights disastrous effects of weather on fragile salmon populations

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has just released its latest report on salmon monitoring on the River Frome in Dorset. The report gives a fascinating insight on the rise and fall of salmon populations over 40 years and identifies that 2012 was one of the worst years on record for this species because of drought followed by extreme flooding throughout the year.

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  • Joining forces to restore the River Welland

    Joining forces to restore the River Welland

    A £3 million river restoration project on the River Welland, which runs from Sibbertoft to the Wash Estuary has inspired the formation of a unique partnership comprising businesses, local communities, government agencies and third-sector bodies, who have joined forces to improve the River Welland for fresh water, people and wildlife.

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  • Swings from drought to flood may trigger collapse of Southern UK Atlantic salmon population

    Swings from drought to flood may trigger collapse of Southern UK Atlantic salmon population

    New data show that salmon are again in decline because of the dual effects of a prolonged drought in 2011 followed by extreme flooding last year.

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