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Latest News & Advice
- Boost for farmland birds – studies show species recoveryIt is encouraging to see the results of a long-term study of wildlife on a large commercial arable farm in England, on Tuesday 2nd August.
- Is the EU one step ahead? Or not!The EU has announced a temporary derogation from rules on crop rotation and maintenance of non-productive features on arable land for 2023 in response to the impact of the Ukraine crisis on food supplies. At the same time it has announced a new strategy to reduce pesticide use, potentially reducing crop yields.
- Thirty years? We’re just getting goingProfessor Chris Stoate, head of research, talks to Kate Williams about the impact of the GWCT’s research and demonstration farm and providing a blueprint for future rural landscapes.
- Carbon Storage PotentialAlastair Leake, GWCT Head of Policy, explains more about a project to establish a Hedgerow Carbon Code that benefits carbon storage and biodiversity.
- Video: Surveying roding woodcockEvery ten years the BTO and GWCT collaborate on a survey to estimate the UK's breeding woodcock population. Watch this short video by the GWCT's Olly Dean featuring our Head of Wetlands Research Chris Heward demonstrating what's involved.
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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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