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GWCT Annual Review 2018 - eBook

GWCT Annual Review 2018 - eBook

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A full report of the activities of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust during the year 2018.

This issue includes:


GWCT council and county chairmen

Facing the future challenges

The value of farming for food and the environment

Manydown: The farmland partridge story

Thank you for your support

Tackling challenges with informed evidence

Research and Demonstration Farms

  • Allerton Project: game and songbirds in 2018
  • Allerton Project: the farming year
  • Allerton Project: social science
  • Auchnerran: game and songbird counts in 2018
  • Auchnerran: the farming year
  • The importance of cover at Whitburgh

Fisheries Research

  • River Frome salmon population
  • Sea trout behaviour in the marine environment
  • European grayling recruitment in the River Wylye
  • Does capturing and tagging wild salmon smolts affect their survival at sea?
  • Juvenile salmonid densities and habitat

Lowland Game Research

  • The use of enhanced released pheasants

Wetland Research

  • Breeding waders in the Avon Valley
  • The value of GPS tracking in woodcock studies

Partridge and Biometrics Research

  • Partridge Count Scheme
  • The Rotherfield Demonstration Project
  • Fifty years of the Sussex Study
  • Ground beetles on arable land
  • Interreg North Sea project PARTRIDGE
  • Trends in commonly released gamebirds

Uplands Research

  • Uplands monitoring in 2018
  • Heather burning and blanket bog
  • Mountain hare abundance
  • Respiratory cryptosporidiosis in red grouse
  • The recovery of red grouse on Langholm Moor

Farmland Research

  • Cereal aphids and barley yellow dwarf virus
  • Monitoring woodcock with acoustic recorders

GWCT round-up

  • 2018 GWCT research projects
  • 2018 GWCT scientific publications
  • 2018 GWCT financial report
  • 2018 GWCT staff
  • External committees with GWCT representation
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