Game­keep­ers lose in­flu­en­tial sup­porter and ad­vo­cate

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The Na­tional Game­keep­ers’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (NGO) has re­leased the fol­low­ing state­ment re­gard­ing the sad pass­ing of Dr Dick Potts:

“The NGO is deeply sad­dened to learn of the death to­day (30 March) of one of its great friends and sup­port­ers, Dr Dick Potts, the for­mer di­rec­tor gen­eral of the Game Con­ser­vancy Trust, now the Game & Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Trust.”

On hear­ing the news, Liam Bell, the chair­man of the NGO, said: “Game­keep­ers have lost a great friend and in­flu­en­tial sup­porter and ad­vo­cate. Dr Dick Potts was a sci­en­tist and wildlife bi­ol­o­gist of global stand­ing, in­deed the world’s fore­most expert on the grey par­tridge and its con­ser­va­tion.

“His re­search shed new light on un­der­stand­ing the rea­sons be­hind the de­cline in par­tridge num­bers, and its pi­o­neer­ing na­ture helped draw up a blue­print ca­pa­ble of turn­ing around the for­tunes of this iconic gamebird species.

“Dick was also a loyal cham­pion of the NGO and its work. He will be greatly missed by keep­ers and coun­try­men ev­ery­where. May we ex­tend our con­do­lences to his fam­ily on their loss.”

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