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14 June 2021
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has published the 2020 annual report for the Game & Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran on Deeside and, despite the pandemic impacting on research and demonstration activity, the farming operation performed well over the year.
14 June 2021
The wild grey partridge, Perdix perdix, has long been considered Britain’s most treasured gamebird, yet it is also one of our fastest declining birds. Now, one of Europe’s biggest and longest-running bird surveys is encouraging fans of the grey partridge to help safeguard its future.
03 June 2021
Despite the obvious challenges, the GWCT was determined to run its Grampian Schools’ Art Competition last year with sponsorship from 13 local Grampian estates and local artist Mel Shand giving her time to head the judging panel.
03 June 2021
Tracking feral mountain goats up the craggy cliffs of the Llŷn Peninsula is no easy challenge, as the BBC’s Matt Baker found out when he visited a new project that is monitoring the local population.
02 June 2021
Rory Kennedy has been appointed as the new Director Scotland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Rory was formerly Chair of the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and a member of the Conservation Capital senior team, a global consultancy providing business-led conservation solutions.
28 May 2021
Amateur nature photographers of all ages are being invited to enter a prestigious competition run by the GWCT.
24 May 2021
A new study has concluded that a simple field-based monitoring system, run by farmers, could help reduce the use of insecticide spraying to tackle barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in cereal crops following the 2019 ban on neonicotinoid seed dressing insecticides.
11 May 2021
New research investigating the influence of temperature and flood events on juvenile Atlantic salmon found that warmer winters and cooler springs could be driving a fall in their numbers.
04 May 2021
Leading UK conservation science charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust recently invited BBC Countryfile to visit three farms on the Hampshire/Dorset border to see farmer-led conservation in action. The Countryfile episode will be broadcast at 6pm on Sunday 9 May.
29 April 2021
A new wildlife conservation project is giving a remarkable insight into the domestic arrangements of a barn owl family, by live-streaming nest-cam footage from a barn owl nest box in Dorset.