Drastic action needed to save the capercaillie

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Urgent and vital action is needed in order to safeguard the future of one of Scotland’s best-loved game birds, the capercaillie. That’s the conclusion of the latest report from NatureScot, the body responsible for Scotland’s heritage,…

GWCT helps young farmers to get fit for the future

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A new online guide is now available to support young farmers as they embark on their careers. Produced by the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) in partnership with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, the online Fit…

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair Gunmakers’ Row partners with Pulsar

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Pulsar the premium night vision and thermal optics, exclusively distributed by Thomas Jacks, have partnered with the GWCT Scottish Game Fair to sponsor Gunmakers’ Row, taking place from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 July at Scone Palace, Perthshire. From…

GWCT urges help for farmland birds

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With the rise in wheat prices, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has urged landowners and managers to continue feeding all birds into the early spring. In a letter to the Shooting Times, GWCT’s press and publications manager James…

Peak District a stronghold for mountain hares

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Mountain hare densities in the Peak District could be five times higher than previous estimates according to new findings. The study, led by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), utilised a new counting methodology developed…

Take part in the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count

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Sponsored by the NFU. A call has gone out to the UK’s land managers to take part in the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count from 4 – 20 February 2022. “Gamekeepers and farmers are vital in helping to ensure the survival of many of our cherished…

A New Conservation Project for 2022

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“Yes, but you only do it for the pheasants really.” How many times have I heard those words from some critic of shooting, when I describe the benefits of game management to conservation? My standard response is to ask what is wrong with…

The GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count returns…

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The UK’s farmers, gamekeepers and land managers can play their part understanding and helping the survival of songbirds as part of next month’s Big Farmland Bird Count. The count  has been organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation…

GWCT Scotland appoints a new Head of Research

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Dr Louise de Raad has joined the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust as Head of Research Scotland and also Director of the Scottish Research and Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran, near Aboyne on Deeside. Her work for GWCT in Scotland will…

Viking partners with The Game Fair and The GWCT Scottish Game Fair

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The leading small ship river, ocean and expedition travel company, Viking, have partnered with The Game Fair 2022, which is to be held from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July at Ragley Hall and and the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, 1-3 July Scone Palace.…