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 increasingly required to show how their work generates environmental benefits such as the presence of key species and management of key habitats, the GWCT’s central ringside stand focuses on demonstrating evidence of best practice.
The stand will look at how this can be achieved in moorland and low-ground game management settings, as well as across Scotland’s farmed landscape, setting out the background to this drive for evidence.
For game managers, it will illustrate how they can go the extra mile to ensure their work delivers ‘net biodiversity gain’. For farmers, the exhibit will highlight how collaborative working in ‘clusters’ can also deliver environmental benefits at landscape scale.
The display will also explore how information can be collected to benchmark progress, particularly through the Trust’s innovative use of mobile app recording.
Youngsters can enjoy themselves too, by visiting its education marquee, where they will be treated to fun activities involving observation and recording.
A particular feature 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.
Come and chat to the GWCT’s professional advisors and researchers on the stand about its wide-ranging services in the uplands, wetlands, lowlands, on farms and in woodlands. This work helps managers to create and sustain a thriving countryside, rich in game and wildlife.