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Welsh Working Conservationists

It’s time to demonstrate what we achieve for nature in Wales. We showcase the best of what people’s passion for shooting, fishing or farming can create.

GWCT position statement on NVZ Regulation introduction in Wales 

GWCT Wales are disappointed with Welsh Government’s announcement that the whole of Wales will be made into a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.  Read more here >

The GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count 2021

You are vital in helping to ensure the future of our most cherished farmland bird species such as skylark, yellowhammer, corn buntings and wild grey partridges. Take part here >

We have submitted our response to the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) call for evidence on the future of regulating the shooting and trapping of wild birds. We are hugely grateful to the 307 people who responded and enabled us to provide your perspective and experience in controlling species under licence. Read more here >

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales has confirmed an outbreak of H5N8 Bird Flu (pathogenicity to be confirmed) on a gamebird establishment near Amlwch, Anglesey. Read more here >

Statement on COVID-19 restrictions in Wales
Rural organisations are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance around Covid resitrctions in Wales. Following today’s further announcement by First Minister Mark Drakeford, restrictions are expected to remain in place until the next review on 29th January. Read more here >

Feeding stations on farms to boost bird numbers

Funded by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Shared Outcome Request in North East Wales - one of seven Area Statements in Wales – this project aims to raise awareness of methods that can be easily implemented on farms to halt and reverse farmland bird declines. Read more here >

Report: What gameshooting means for Welsh people and the countryside

Our new report on what gameshooting means for people in Wales and the countryside has been published and is now available to download. Read more here >

Welsh Working Conservationists

Download our collection of case studies, focusing on the land managers who are helping to save Welsh wildlife. Read more here >

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