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 contributes to improving biodiversity in 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 who enjoy the countryside – you’ll be helping to conserve it for future generations to enjoy.

GWCT Central Exhibit

Each year the GWCT area at the Scottish Game Fair will explore a topical theme related to our work.

With Farmers and Gamekeepers increasingly required to show how their work generates environmental benefits such as the presence of key species and management of key habitats, the theme for the Trust’s central exhibit concentrates on demonstrating evidence of best practice.

Come and chat to our researchers and professional advisors about our wide-ranging work in the uplands, wetlands, lowlands, on farms and in woodlands.  Even youngsters can enjoy themselves on the stand, by visiting our Education marquee where they will be treated to fun activities. A particular feature of our 2021 exhibit will be the Moredun Research Institute’s Bio-bus, packed with demonstrations and interactive displays, adding a very important extension of the best practice theme to cover disease management aspects.


The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a trading name of Stable Events Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales (registered no 13236715). Registered Office: Invision House, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, England, SG4 0TY. Organised under license from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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