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GWCT—East Lothian Farm is tops for grey partridges

THE 2011 Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Dodseed Grey Partridge Trophy has been awarded to Scottish Land & Estates member Jamie Younger in recognition of their activities on Baro Farm near Gifford in support of wild grey partridge conservation.

The magnificent life-sized bronze grey partridge was presented just before the New Year by Joe Harper the Managing Director of Dods of Haddington to Jamie Younger, Scottish Land & Estates member. Jamie’s home at Baro was selected as the worthy winner by Hugo Straker, Senior Advisor for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

The trophy underpins ongoing farmland conservation work being carried out by East Lothian farmers as part of the East Lothian Grey Partridge Recovery Project. The project represents the firm partnership between East Lothian Council and GWCT which has raised local awareness to the plight of this iconic farmland species. The project started back in 2002, bringing together farmers, landowners, land managers, conservation bodies and other grey partridge enthusiasts from within the county.

 

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