Land managers urged to count the birds

Tomorrow (Friday) sees the start of the 2023 GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count. Ahead of this year’s count – the 10th being held – its founder Jim Egan, is encouraging those who work on or manage the land to ensure they get involved. He said:…

GWCT presents a northern grouse seminar

The latest research and practical moorland management advice is available at the Northern England Grouse Seminar next month, being run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Science-based conservation techniques for ground-nesting birds,…

Last chance for GWCT grouse shoot draw

There’s not long left if you fancy trying to win an exhilarating day in pursuit of driven grouse in the wonderful Lammermuir Hills in Scotland, courtesy of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The prize draw closes next week but up for…

Are you ready for the Big Farmland Bird Count?

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging everyone to get ready for its Big Farmland Bird Count next month. The annual initiative – now in its 10th year – is a simple way of measuring the effect of conservation schemes put in place…

GWCT raises cash through sporting dinner and auction

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Sporting Dinner & Auction at the prestigious City of London Club helped raise more than £70,000 for the organisation. The Sporting Dinner, held just a couple of weeks before its annual London…

Guests raise substantial sum at annual GWCT London ball

The countryside community joined together recently for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s 42nd Annual London Ball, celebrating the organisation and raising funds for the charity. Held at the iconic British Museum this year, the event…

Tough year on GWCT Scottish demonstration farm

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s demonstration farm in Auchnerran in Scotland has had a difficult year as it continues to work to showcase how a wild mixed shoot and productive farming can work together. The third annual report, covering…

The Green Guide returns – gamekeepers’ “go-to” guide reimagined for the 21st century woodland manager

A classic guide to managing woodland for game has been updated and re-released by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in time for The Game Fair 2022. Woodlands for Pheasants and Wildlife was launched by the GWCT’s Head of Advisory…

Millions spent on deer management contracts, yet still no pilot scheme for Scotland’s recreational stalkers

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BASC Scotland has reinforced its calls for a community deer management pilot scheme in light of a new round of Scottish government deer contracts. The Scottish government agency responsible for managing publicly-owned forestry - Forestry…

GWCT ‘honoured and delighted’ as HRH The Prince of Wales takes on Patronage

HRH The Prince of Wales has become Patron of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The Prince of Wales follows in the footsteps of his father HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who was involved with the Trust for 56 years, first as President…