About GWCT

About the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

We aim for a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife

What do we do?

  • We use science to promote game and wildlife management as an essential part of nature conservation.
  • We develop scientifically researched game and wildlife management techniques.
  • We promote our work to conservationists, including farmers and landowners and offer an on-site advisory service on all aspects of game and wildlife management, so that Britain’s countryside and its wildlife are enhanced for the public benefit.
  • We influence government policy with sound science that creates progressive and effective policies.
  • We support best practice for field sports that contribute to improving the biodiversity of the countryside.

What do we believe?

  • Scientific research should underpin sustainable conservation practice.
  • Game and wildlife management is the foundation of good conservation.
  • Field sports (in particular shooting and fishing) can contribute substantially to the conservation of landscape, habitat and wildlife.
  • Humane and targeted predator control is an essential part of effective game and wildlife conservation.
  • Good conservation goes hand-in-hand with economic land use.

Would you like to support our vital work?

Join the GWCT today and you’ll not only enjoy a host of benefits that are ideally suited to those that enjoy the countryside, you’ll be helping to conserve it for future generations to enjoy. Find out more about joining. 

Visit our website to find out more about the work of GWCT in Scotland, and sign up for our weekly newsletter.

GWCT Central Exhibit & Advisory at the Scottish Game Fair

This year the GWCT’s central exhibition will focus on our GWCT crest – the Grey Partridge. Members and visitors are invited to enjoy our ‘then and now’ displays showing the remarkable contrasts across the last 30 years in partridge population, habitats, predator control as well as comparing older techniques with the latest tech. Thanks to Kings Seeds and the James Hutton Institute, who have kindly grown a special crop that will form our central display. Our Scientific and advisory staff will be on hand to meet you, and answer any questions, and a dram or two will be available courtesy of Robert Graham Whisky.

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