The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has released new guidelines on releasing grey partridges, a move which it hopes will help re-establish grey partridge populations throughout the country.
The number of red-legged partridges reared for shooting has risen substantially in recent years and may now account for about a quarter of birds released, according to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).
More than 50 farmers and landowners from across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall attended the launch of the South-West Grey Partridge Group in Exeter, to discover what local efforts are needed to save this threatened bird species.
Rumour has it a nearby farm is considering planting a large acreage of short rotation coppice. We might be interested in doing the same but are concerned over the impact it might have on the wild grey partridge habitat.