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Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit.

  1. The Christmas Robin

    Rural Matters

    The Robin The bird most associated with Christmas is the robin, which features on so many cards at this time of year. It was back in the 1860’s that Britain’s favourite bird (as declared by the Times newspaper after a Read the Rest…

  2. Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

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    Britain’s leading wildlife research charity is hoping to encourage talented young people aged 16 or under to take part in its 2014 nature photography competition. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) inaugurated the Julian Gardner Award in 2012. The Read the Rest…

  3. Woodcock Watch

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    Few gamebirds are held in higher esteem than the woodcock; its appeal no doubt derives from its challenge as a sporting bird, as well its enigmatic nature and beautifully cryptic plumage. But if there is one reason we should really Read the Rest…

  4. Species of the Month: March Woodcock

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    The Woodcock is quite a large, thick set bird that is a member of the Sandpiper family, having a very long tapered bill but relatively short legs; it is adapted to living in woodland and surrounding farmland and has the Read the Rest…

  5. Species of the Month: November

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    The starling Starlings are beautiful as well as being remarkable birds. There is a statement that many will disagree with and I know that they are unpopular with stock farmers in many parts of the country, because they not only Read the Rest…

  6. Nature of Farming Awards

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    Nature of Farming Awards – GWCT members score a hat trick for conservation The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), a leading game and wildlife research charity, is delighted that Henry Edmunds from the 1,000 ha mixed organic Cholderton Estate Read the Rest…

  7. Killer Summer for Grey Partridges

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    Worst summer in living memory threatens  wild grey partridge recovery. This has been one of the worst breeding seasons for the threatened wild grey partridge in living memory because of the appalling wet weather this summer.  In an immediate response, Read the Rest…

  8. Species of the Month: Harvest Mice

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    It was Hampshire’s Gilbert White who first accurately described the Harvest mouse as a distinct species in 1767. In one of the letters he wrote to a fellow naturalist that year he says “I have procured some of the mice Read the Rest…

  9. Pushing the Boundaries for Game

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    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is challenging lowland shoots to sample its unique new advice package, which by combining research with practical advice guarantees to increase the survival and breeding success of wild pheasants and partridges as well as Read the Rest…

  10. Game management can boost
    Forestry Panel’s aim for more woodland

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    Game management offers a major opportunity to expand woodland says the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) as the Independent Forestry Panel prepares to publish its report on the future of woodlands in England. “Farmers and individual landowners can play Read the Rest…