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DEFRA study supports gamebird code

A study into gamebird rearing supports the current DEFRA code of the welfare of gamebirds, used by the British gamebird industry

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Help breeding woodcock

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has stated that the shooting community could play an important role in the conservation of woodcock.  Since 2008, figures from across the country reveal an overall population decline of 2.5 per cent. The GWCT

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Wild greys in breeding trouble

The GWCT has announced that this has been one of the worst breeding seasons on record for wild grey partridges. Dr Julie Ewald, a senior scientist with the GWCT, stated: “Evidence shows the grey partridge chick survival rate was as

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Lapwing Lessons

As several species face severe local declines, Andrew Gilruth asks: is it time for conservation organisations to adopt game management principles before it’s too late? We have learnt the value of game management to conservation. Successful game management relies on

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