Ilkley Moor Grouse Shoot Wins Conservation Award

A grouse shoot on Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire has won the prestigious Purdey Gold Award for conservation. The Bingley, Burley and Ilkley Moors Partnership has rebuilt the moor’s red grouse population from just a handful of breeding pairs when

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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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Angus gamekeepers saddened by kestrel death

Gamekeepers and estate staff in Angus have been left saddened by the death of a young kestrel they hoped could have been released back into the wild. The young bird of prey, affectionately named ‘Harry’, was spotted by a grouse beater

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Advice for keepers at Leicestershire farm

(c) Paul Wordingham

Places are still available on the part-time keepers’ course run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Leicestershire this September. The course will be held over the weekend of Friday 11 – Sunday 13 September at the GWCT’s

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Working pony wins Leica-sponsored competition

Highland garron Tyree of Dalnacardoch has won this year’s Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Hill Ponies, sponsored by Leica Optics. Eleven-year-old Tyree of Dalnacardoch, from the Dalnacardoch Estate in Perthshire, beat 16 other entrants to win the award on

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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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LAG on the ropes?

Ex-LAG members have submitted a second report to DEFRA, critically undermining the first report put forward by chairman John Swift.

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New study into pheasant chick diets

An important new study has highlighted the importance of a naturalistic diet for pheasant chicks reared in captivity

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Flocking to Scone Palace

Join us at Scotland’s premier Game Fair 3-5 July, says Katrina Candy, head of PR and education for the GWCT in Scotland. For those readers who have never visited the Scottish Game Fair, then 2015 is the year for you

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Gamekeeping and conservation representatives given honours

Gareth Edwards and Teresa Dent have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list

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