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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.

Conservation charity director aims to bridge gap between urban and rural

The Wales director of a conservation charity is on a mission to bring urban and rural communities closer together through better education and communication about country pursuits and game management. Read more here >

The Royal Welsh Show 2022 – a report from GWCT Wales

Despite the record-high temperatures last week at Llanelwedd near Builth Wells, the Royal Welsh Show 2022 still saw attendees visit in their thousands. Read more here >

Bird flu and Gamebirds: revised guidance issued

Government has joined with organisations involved in gamebird management to issue revised guidance on bird flu and the way it can affect the activities of gamebird rearers. Read more here >

GWCT Wales response to NRW’s approach to regulating the shooting and trapping of wild birds and the destruction of eggs and nests

Read our full response here. Download (PDF) >

Updated General Licences for Stoat trapping in Wales

The Peridx Spring Trap has now been added to the list of approved traps for stoat control in Wales under General Licences 019 and 020. Read more here >

GWCT response to Welsh Government proposed snare ban

We respond to the recent decision taken by the Welsh Government to 'bring forward legislation to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to ban the use of snares and glue traps'. Read more here >

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 >

Members help GWCT respond to Welsh General Licence consultation

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 >

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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