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  1. Does the shooting industry do more good than harm to Britain’s wildlife?

    Article written by William Powell 10 July 2014

    Does the shooting industry do more good than harm to Britain’s wildlife? Last Sunday’s Countryfile featured game shooting on the programme. A new study claims that the sport generates thousands of jobs and two billion pounds for Britain’s economy as Read the Rest…

  2. Woodcock Watch

    Article written by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 06 March 2014

    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…

  3. Hedgehogs and Badgers

    Article written by Mark Osborne - FRICS, FAAV, MBAE 21 February 2013

    Most people seem unaware that badgers are very fond of eating hedgehogs.  Foxes find hedgehogs very prickly and tend to leave them alone, whereas badgers have absolutely no problem with eating a hedgehog with the quills on without causing the Read the Rest…

  4. Declining Wildlife

    Article written by Nicholas Watts 20 December 2012

    The summer of 2012 dealt a nasty blow to wildlife of most places in the UK and while most of you who are reading this are involved in shooting you would also like to see more wildlife around but the Read the Rest…

  5. BASC Midlands Xmas Roadshow

    Article written by BASC 22 November 2012

    BASC Midlands Xmas Roadshow BASC Midlands will host a Christmas roadshow at the Springfield Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, on Sunday 16th December. Stands will include countryside trade stands, sporting goods, clothing and accessories, crafts, books, ferreting and stick-making stalls. Read the Rest…

  6. A Conservation Success Story

    Article written by Countryside Alliance 15 November 2012

    Grouse moors and their associated management have been responsible for producing a treasured landscape that is unique to this Country. Although the majority will have heard of the red grouse, there are some who may not realise that this is Read the Rest…

  7. Charlara Dieback of Ash

    Article written by Will Robinson 15 November 2012

    Chalara dieback of Ash has been reported at numerous sites across the UK. This is a serious disease of ash trees which is caused by a fungus called Chalara fraxina. This disease causes leaf loss, crown dieback and it can Read the Rest…

  8. Species of the Month: November

    Article written by Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust 01 November 2012

    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…

  9. GWCT & MUSTO

    Article written by Musto 25 October 2012

    THE GAME AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST Musto have been working with the Trust since 2009 and every Loddington Jacket sold, Musto donate 5% of sales to support the invaluable research carried out by the Trust. Woodcock Watch Update In 2007 Read the Rest…

  10. Otters: The Great Debate

    Article written by William Powell Country 25 October 2012

    Tim Watts wrote a very interesting article in the 6th edition of WPC dated 23rd August 2012. This provoked some response and we enclose three letters which take a different view. Here at William Powell Country, we are interested in everything Read the Rest…