grey partridge

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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Rothwell tradition

Peter Carr heads to the Lincolnshire Wolds to visit one of England’s most famous shoots, with a wealth of history to its name. The name of Rothwell will always be associated with the late great Sir Joseph Nickerson and his

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On course for recovery

Morag Walker of the GWCT details the steps the Trust has been taking to perfect grey partridge re-introduction techniques, and how shoots can benefit   In conservation terms, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s one-day grey partridge reintroduction course is

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Conservation Courses

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced that it will be running two training courses in March 2014 to help people re-introduce the grey partridge to Scotland. The course has been designed to give partridge enthusiasts all the information

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Shooting saving the grey

The wettest summer for 100 years in 2012 proved fatal for countless young partridge chicks, but following a voluntary moratorium on shooting wild grey partridges last winter, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), reports that the over-winter survival of

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Buzzard licenses 'not for shooting'

Natural England issues first buzzard control license to a game shoot

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Join the GWCT in saving the Grey Partridge

Join the GWCT on 20 June for a free event on helping to boost grey partridge numbers

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Small is beautiful

Small gains on small estates can still make a big difference to the overall grey partridge population, says Morag Walker

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Bringing Back The Grey Partridge

The GWCT has released the results of a three-year long investigation into techniques for encouraging the English partridge back into its native home. A practical result of the scientific study has been a series of guidelines, giving the best methods

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