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British wildfire season 2020

From the beginning of April, wildfires rage across the UK’s uplands, burning hardest where there has been either poor management or rewilding. Just days into

BBC partridge numbers cock-up

BBC partridge numbers cock-up

The BBC figures on the numbers of grey partridges are wildly inaccurate. That’s the response from the GWCT to a programme on BBC Radio 4,

Countryside calendar changes

Coronavirus has changed the shape of spring and summer events. Game fairs are moving dates. The Royal Windsor Horse Show is to ‘go virtual’. Here’s

Lead shot: behind the ban

If you are giving up lead, the three contenders for your shotshells are steel, tungsten and bismuth. All these materials have their advantages and disadvantages.

Lead shot ban shock

If you are giving up lead, the three contenders for your shotshells are steel, tungsten and bismuth. All these materials have their advantages and disadvantages.

General licences: the blame game

Charlie Jacoby sits in on the parliamentary committee charged with finding out what went wrong at Natural England to have caused such chaos with the

Grousemoors are curlew’s last refuge

Endangered curlews are safest on grousemoors. That’s the claim of one of the world’s top habitat researchers, ahead of World Curlew Day. An international scientist

GWCT salmon research

It is widely accepted that a global decline has occurred in Atlantic salmon since the 1970s and the Trust’s fascinating catchment-based ‘natural laboratory’ on the

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