GWCT Annual Review 2017 - eBook
GWCT Annual Review 2017 - eBook
GWCT Annual Review 2017 - eBook

GWCT Annual Review 2017 - eBook

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A full report of the activities of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust during the year 2017.

This issue includes:

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Council and County Chairmen

Chairman’s report

Our policies

The Allerton Project

Advisory and education

 Fundraising  Director of Research’s report  

Predation research

  • The ecology of foxes in the Avon Valley

 Fisheries research

  • River Frome salmon population
  • SAMARCH – salmonids in estuaries and coastal waters
  • Could bigger Atlantic salmon smolts be better?

Lowland game research

  • The effect of releasing pheasants on Exmoor shoots
  • Non-shooting losses of released pheasants

Wetland research

  • Lapwing nest predation in the Avon Valley
  • The diet of lapwing chicks reared on farmland
  • Managing resident and wintering woodcock

Biometrics and partridge research

  • Partridge Count Scheme
  • The Rotherfield Demonstration Project
  • Monitoring grey partridges on the Sussex Study
  • Interreg North Sea project PARTRIDGE
  • How many birds are shot in the UK?

Upland research

  • Uplands monitoring in 2017
  • Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in red grouse
  • Grey partridges on hill farms in north-east England
  • Impact of ticks on red grouse breeding success
  • Hen harrier diet on Langholm Moor

Farmland research

  • Foraging bats and agri-environment schemes
  • Insect sampling on the Sandringham Estate

Research and demonstration farms

  • Allerton Project: game and songbirds in 2017
  • The farming year at the Allerton Project in 2017
  • Allerton Project: the Sustainable Intensification research Platform
  • The Scottish Demonstration Farm – Auchnerran
  • Auchnerran: game and songbird counts in 2017
  • Auchnerran: trials of new Laser Fence technology

Research projects by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2017

Scientific publications in 2017

Financial report for 2017

Staff of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2017

External committees with GWCT representation