biodiversity

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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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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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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BASC chief speaks out on future of uplands

The chief executive of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, Richard Ali, addressed the national conference on upland management with the statement that shooting was not only a part of the uplands’ heritage, it is ‘part of its innovative

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Enter now for 2013

James Purdey & Sons has begun its search for conservation projects across the UK. Winners will share a prize fund valued at £15,000 and receive recognition in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories announced at a ceremony in Purdey’s Long Room

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The Management Challenge

Ian Lindsay, director of advisory and education for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust explains why people should support the Campaign for Game

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A profession in decline?

  The gamekeeping industry must modernise if it is to survive, says a new report from Sector Skills Council body Lantra. The report, which examines the industry for skills shortages that exist in the current workforce and projects which skills

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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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Keeper Persecution

The RSPB is missing the target in its war on gamekeepers, says Adrian Blackmore. The RSPB is well known for making unsubstantiated accusations, seemingly unconcerned that its claims cannot always be backed up with firm evidence. Much is made of

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