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GWCT secures demonstration farm in Scotland (image by GWCT)

PUBLISHED: 11:37 14 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:37 14 June 2016

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The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has achieved its long-standing aim of securing a demonstration farm in Scotland, similar to their Allerton project at Loddington.

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has achieved its long-standing aim of securing a demonstration farm in Scotland, similar to their Allerton project at Loddington.

The aim of the new project is to demonstrate what farming and maintenance practices are necessary to retain the wildlife and actively manage biodiversity back into Scotland’s upland farms. In Scotland this type of farmland can be home to much game and wildlife, but is coming under increasing economic pressure, which is proving to have detrimental consequences for the wildlife.

The Common Agricultural Policy and the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill presents very challenging proposals for those who invest in shooting and farming, and who also enjoy wildlife. The risk posed to Scotland’s wildlife and countryside in marginalising beneficial management has not yet been effectively communicated to politicians.

The GWCT hopes that by providing practical examples backed by science, and by putting their advice into practice, they can change the views of the aforementioned politicians.

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