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GWCT Annual Review 2016 - eBook

GWCT Annual Review 2016 - eBook

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A full report of the activities of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust during the year 2016.

This issue includes:

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Council and County Chairmen

George Richard (Dick) Potts 1939-2017

Chairman and Chief Executive’s report

Our policies

Advisory and education 


Director of Research’s report

Fisheries research

  • River Frome salmon population
  • Salmon redd spawning study

Lowland game research

  • Gapeworm in pheasants
  • Magpie predation on songbirds

Wetland research

  • Breeding wader recovery in the Avon Valley
  • How effective are fallow plots for breeding lapwings?
  • The distribution and decline of breeding woodcock

Biometrics and partridge research

  • Partridge Count Scheme
  • The Rotherfield Demonstration Project
  • Sussex Study – long-term insect trends
  • Grey partridges at Balgonie
  • National Gamebag Census: trends in deer and boar

Upland research

  • Uplands monitoring in 2016
  • Heather burning and red grouse
  • Expanding black grouse range
  • Capercaillie declines in Scotland
  • Red grouse and hen harriers on Langholm Moor

Farmland research

  • Agri-environment schemes and swallows
  • QuESSA – the benefits of nature

Research and demonstration farms

  • Allerton Project: game and songbirds in 2016
  • The farming year at the Allerton Project in 2016
  • Allerton Project: the benefits of cover crops
  • The Scottish Demonstration Farm – Auchnerran
  • Auchnerran: game and songbird counts in 2016

Research projects by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2016

Scientific publications in 2016

Financial report for 2016 

Staff of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust in 2016

External committees with GWCT representation

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