Time for straight talking
THE Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched a series of roadshow talks to inform and engage the public in evidence-based discussions on important country issues. ‘There is a lot of emotion driving the debate, be it social-media activism or campaigning based on personal opinion. We are keen to show just how much research is being done to inform the important decisions that governments and other bodies now face,’ says the GWCT’S James Swyer.
He continues: ‘Some of the topics we plan to discuss include heather burning, National Resources Wales’s recent decision to ban pheasant shooting on public land, the upcoming judicial review of the hen-harrier plan, our research into woodcock and our Action for Curlew campaign (above). We hope people from all backgrounds come along. As well as giving talks, our experts will be on hand to answer any challenging questions.’
The next talk takes place at the Old Bull, Royston, Hertfordshire, on November 14. Tickets are £10 and include refreshments (01425 651021; www.gwct.org.uk). Carla Passino