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17 October 2014
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.
15 October 2014
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 29
th October at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Read more
10 October 2014
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).
09 October 2014
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.
07 October 2014
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
01 October 2014
The past four years have been challenging for an inspiring wild bird restoration project on the Rotherfield Park Estate in Hampshire, where researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, working in collaboration with estate staff have been battling to save one of our most threatened farmland birds, the wild grey partridge.
30 September 2014
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading UK research charity is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the firm this coming winter.
16 September 2014
Over the past forty years, the wild grey partridge - one of Britain's most iconic farmland bird species - has been in rapid decline. Grey partridge numbers have plummeted by more than 80% and, tragically, because of habitat loss and a reduction in essential chick food insects, they have become locally extinct in many areas of the country.
11 September 2014
A giant black grouse caused a flap at St Madoes Primary School on Thursday (11 September) when it arrived to help launch the 10th annual GWCT Schools Art Competition.
11 September 2014
Efforts to secure a more promising future for hen harriers in England moved a little closer this week as an e- petition calling for Defra to publish its Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan achieved more than 10,000 signatures. This means that Defra is now obliged to respond in writing about their response.