Treasure Your River

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A co-ordinated campaign, created by award-winning environmental organisation Hubbub and supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation has resulted in the Treasure Your River project – a working group of litter-busting organisations across the UK. Among…

Woodcock Conservation on the Shoot

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Written by Mike Swan, GWCT Head of Education The cry “Woodcock” gets everyone on the shoot excited, and no wonder, we are all fascinated by this elusive and enigmatic bird. We may consider it a game bird, but really it is a wader, more…

Regulatory burden on shooting needs resetting

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‘Microregulation’ of shooting is being prioritised over crucial restoration and enhancement projects, according to a new paper by leading rural and shooting organisations. Published by the Aim to Sustain partnership the white paper,…

Donation to the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust

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FOUR of the gamekeeping community’s key membership organisations recently donated £1,100.00 to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (GWT), saying on social media “This charity gives fantastic assistance to those who do the hard yards to manage…

Canals and towpaths fly green flag for quality

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The Canal & River Trust – which runs the ‘have a go fishing’ at The Game Fair, has revealed that 40 new miles of waterway, including iconic locks and urban canals, have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status by Keep Britain Tidy. Despite…

The Missing Salmon Alliance is the lead partner bringing ‘Salmon School’ to the heart of COP26

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The Missing Salmon Alliance leads a global coalition to bring the art installation Salmon School to the heart of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. The art installation, Salmon School, is a community engagement project by the internationally renowned…

GWCT welcomes Scottish beaver benefits study

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A study, part-funded by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, has found that modification of river habitat by Eurasian beavers helps fish in small Scottish upland streams. The project was led by the University of Southampton, in collaboration…

Fish Legal mounts legal challenge against Environment Agency

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Ahead of World Rivers Day on Sunday 26th September, Fish Legal issued the below letter before action to the Environment Agency following the publication of a regulatory position statement that allows sewage discharges, which would otherwise…

Scotland braced for more grey partridges

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Ideal weather conditions for partridge brood rearing in recent months look set to be translated into impressive numbers of birds this year in Scotland. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – which is behind the Scottish Game Fair…

Wildlife trust pledges cash for Lithuanian waterbirds

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The Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) has pledged €17,000 in funding for the sustainable management of key habitats for breeding and migratory populations of waterbirds in Lithuania. The grant will enable country-wide bird surveys…