This submission has been produced by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in Wales (GWCT), a research and education charity that has had over 1,000 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals over the past 80 years, more than 100 of which were on issues relating to predation and farmland and moorland birds.
On the basis of our scientific expertise, we regularly provide advice to statutory bodies as well as providing practical advice to farmers and landowners on how to manage their land with a view to improving biodiversity. Our Advisory team have, for many years, run industryleading best practice predation control training courses. These courses are based on practical experience backed up by GWCT science.
Much of our research is undertaken in collaboration with other institutions and organisations, including Cardiff University, the British Trust for Ornithology, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the RSPB.