Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Our objectives

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is the leading UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. For over 75 years we have been researching and developing game and wildlife management techniques, providing training and  advice to farmers, gamekeepers and land managers on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.

The Trust employs over 100 staff, including many scientists and runs over 60 research projects, many in collaboration with universities supervising PhD students. We have an annual income of £6.8 million mostly coming from members, donations, fund raising events, sponsorship and charitable trusts . . . the rest is in the form of grants and contracts.

The Trust runs educational courses, conferences and seminars and gives on-farm game management and conservation advice throughout the country.

The Trust’s charitable objectives are:

  • to promote for the public benefit the conservation of game and its associated flora and fauna;
  • to conduct research into game and wildlife management and the effects of farming and other land management practices on the environment;
  • to advance the education of the public and those managing the countryside in the effects of farming and management of land which is sympathetic to game and other wildlife;
  • to conserve game and wildlife for the public benefit.

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust uses science to promote game and wildlife management as an essential part of nature conservation influencing government policy with sound science that creates progressive and effective policies for the countryside.

How to find out more

For a full picture of our the Trust and its activities visit our website by clicking the website link in the box on the left. To contact us click the email link.

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Burgate Manor
Fordingbridge
SP6 1EF

Contact name:
Dr Nick Sotherton
Position:Director of Research
Tel:01425 652381
Fax:01425 655848

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