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…

GWCT excited by coming game season

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After a dismal year because of Covid-19, the coming season has finally begun to look brighter, game days are sought after, and it seems that some form of normality is returning. That’s the view of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s…

Welsh Parliament urged to assess shooting’s value

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The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has responded to the Senedd Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee consultation, asking for an enquiry to be undertaken into the contribution shooting makes to the Welsh economy. BASC…

GWCT here to help you and the countryside

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The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is taking its message to the people at this year’s GWCT Scottish Game Fair – headline sponsored by NFU Mutual – with its stand underlining the important work it does. With farmers and gamekeepers…

Rural security more important than ever

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With rural crime seemingly on the increase, Perthshire company Farmstream was set up just 18 months ago to offer affordable and effective CCTV and livestock monitoring systems to farms and other businesses in remote locations. When Eddie…

Have your say on bird shooting in Wales

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A review of rules surrounding the shooting and trapping of birds in Wales has just been launched and shooters, keepers and landowners are being urged to make their views known. Government-backed body, Natural Resources Wales, says the public…

Waterways charity seeks young blood for the future

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National waterways and wellbeing charity, the Canal & River Trust, is encouraging young people to join a new programme to help shape its future direction and broaden the waterways’ appeal to all ages. The Trust, which looks after 2,000…