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Help breeding woodcock

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has stated that the shooting community could play an important role in the conservation of woodcock.  Since 2008, figures from across the country reveal an overall population decline of 2.5 per cent. The GWCT

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Red squirrel numbers rise

Numbers of red squirrels have risen for the third year in a row, according to the Red Squirrels Northern England project. The project, which monitors the numbers of red squirrels in Cumbria, has now done four monitoring projects, and has

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2013 butterfly boost

The charity Butterfly Conservation says that farmland butterflies flourished in 2013. The warm, dry summer meant that the annual Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey recorded almost double the number of butterflies compared to 2012, but Butterfly Conservation has warned that the

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Barn Owls under threat

Britain’s barn owls are under threat due to extreme weather, conservationists have warned. A run of cold, wet springs has led to one of the worst breeding seasons in three decades, spelling serious trouble for an already fragile population. Between

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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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