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- Buzzing endorsement for new wildlife mix: insect numbers boosted by grey partridge conservation measuresA new habitat measure developed by scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust to boost the fortunes of the beloved, red-listed grey partridge, is proving a big hit with insects too.
- Open Farm Sunday at the Bisterne EstateOpen Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), has been running annually since 2006, providing opportunity for farmers to share their fabulous work with all ages, by opening their farms to the general-public, and showcasing the many goods and services they provide.
- Hampshire redshank’s epic journey to Wales helps scientists understand habits of amber-list speciesA study of breeding pairs of redshank – a threatened native wading bird species – whose population is recovering in the Avon Valley in Hampshire, has shown one intrepid individual travel more than 100km to Wales for the winter
- Thinking like a fox: The unexpected delights of walking the same paths week after weekOur research group at the GWCT is attempting to answer the question “Do sites that release gamebirds have more fox activity than non-release sites?” by collecting and analysing fox scats (droppings). 28 February 2022 saw our first day of fieldwork in a programme lasting until next spring.
- National Parks Minister says we must listen to the Working Conservationists on the ground, if we are going to tackle climate change and biodiversity lossA landmark event coordinated by the GWCT, the Moorland Association and Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate has brought together, for the first time, the people and organisations responsible for managing England’s protected uplands to seek a common vision for the future of these precious landscapes.
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Working Conservationists are private land managers pioneering wildlife-friendly management in a productive countryside. These conservation heroes have successfully integrated food production and recreation with the delivery of public goods including increased biodiversity, climate change mitigation and improvements in soil and water quality.
Though their work is often supported by agri-environment schemes, they volunteer additional funds and countless hours of their time to looking after UK wildlife. They come from a range of different backgrounds from across the UK, but all share a love of wildlife and the habitats they look after.
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