conservation

Partidge perfection

Melissa Volpi travels northward to Kinpurnie Estate to find a partridge shoot like no other, with a team of keepers who truly love what they do It’s just gone 6:30am. Craig and Alana Downie (dressed in a kilt and tweeds

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Posted in Driven Game, Features

Sense over extremism

A press release issued by BASC, the UK’s largest shooting and conservation organisation, has praised the decision of Bradford City Council “for choosing sense over extremism by allowing grouse shooting to continue on Ilkley Moor.” The statement reads: The City

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Posted in Features, News

Generally speaking

The GWCT shows how research and advice interacts to deliver conservation policy. Here Mike Swan, the GWCT’s head of education, explains the trust’s involvement with General Licences The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s research has shown the effect of predatory

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Posted in Countryside Law, Pest Control

NZ shooters kill 5 per cent of wild population of critically endangered bird ‘by mistake’

Four critically endangered birds were killed by hunters in New Zealand this week. The takahē were mistakenly shot by deer stalkers carrying out a cull of a somewhat similar-looking bird, the pukeko. On 17 August, the dead birds were found

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In Angus, grouse is the million-pound bird

Nearly £1m will flow into Angus households from the grouse shooting season, say newly released figures

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Water vole survey for BASC

BASC is looking for members to participate in a series of surveys measuring the success of a water vole project in north Wales. Water voles face serious threats throughout the UK, as the surveys will provide much needed information on the trajectory

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Posted in News

WHT loan secures Lough Foyle wildfowling land

The Wildlife Habitat Trust has granted a loan of £4,000 to the Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association

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Posted in Features

Simulated game day raises £41,000

A simulated game day at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, has raised £41,000 for the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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Nominations now open for Bellamy Trophy 2015

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation Educational Trust is inviting nominations for this year’s Bellamy Trophy

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Help struggling partridge chicks, says GWCT

The GWCT has urged farmers to help feed young partridges at this crucial time of year

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