Farmer leads grey partridge conservation

Award-winning organic farmer John Phillips from Far Hill Farm, Fairford in Gloucestershire, has devoted 17 per cent of his fields to wildlife in the hope of saving the British grey partridge and other rare species. On 23 June Mr Phillips,

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Partridges provide a “blueprint” for Europe

European biodiversity specialists have praised the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s grey partridge conservation scheme, ‘Grey Matters’, and have suggested the research could provide a “blueprint” for saving different species across Europe. Farmland biodiversity across Europe has plummeted as agricultural production

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WHCT funds wildfowlers

Heacham & North West Norfolk Wildfowlers have been awarded £2,850 by the The Wildlife Habitat Charitable Trust (WHCT) for their efforts improving nesting habitat for waterfowl on the Heacham Marsh. The money was donated for their outstanding work in the first

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Conservation projects not spending fast enough

The Landfill Communities Fund could be altering how it allocates funding as the government is considering new proposals for change, which could threaten biodiversity projects. The consultation, which closed yesterday (10 June), centred on proposed reforms submitted by HMRC, the Treasury and various environmental and

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Shakespeare helps raise money for GWCT

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust will be benefiting from the proceeds raised by an open-air production of ‘The Comedy of Errors’ next month. To be performed by the Castle Theatre Company at Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk on Sunday 5 July,

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NRW grant for water vole conservation

Natural Resources Wales has donated £137,000 to BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme to recover the endangered water vole and red squirrel in Wales. The Green Shoots programme will aim to create and support a network of people working together to

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Gamekeeper rescues bird of prey

Glenogil Estate keeper Danny Lawson has successfully aided in the recovery of an injured red kite, and vets are confident the bird will fly again. Last month, Lawson released the raptor after it was left hanging upside down in a tree

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Record your sport

Ian Danby, head of biodiversity projects at BASC, explains how the Green Shots Mapping programme provides evidence to underline our conservation credentials and offers some tips for getting the most from it. By the time you read this, over a

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Highland hare hunts

Pete Carr reminisces about taking a team of friends to the Angus glens in pursuit of hill hares. Striking out up the shank hill, our team of guns snaked ever higher following our guide, gamekeeper Stuart Donald. It was the

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The hot hare debate

Mountain hare has been a controversial topic in the press this week, with wildlife charities calling on the Scottish government to impose a three-year cull ban on the species.  Gamekeepers have called this proposal “environmentally irresponsible”. The charities, including the RSPB

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