Press Releases

In pursuit of the Easter hare

01 April 2021

The sunny spring weather is finally here, and warm days sat working out in the garden are just around the corner! For many, this a welcome escape from the long winter nights hiding at home, snuggling …

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Calling all land managers!

24 March 2021

Do agri-environment schemes work and how might we improve them?

Agri-environment schemes (AES) have been around now since the early 1990s. These reward farmers for following guidelines on how to …

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Make a difference for a brighter future by taking part in our farmer and hunter online survey

16 March 2021

Across Europe, modern farming practises are causing significant declines among fauna and flora, arguably best documented for farmland birds. Our flagship species the grey partridge for example, declin…

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Behind the Scenes of a PARTRIDGE Playback Survey

10 February 2021

As a placement student working for the Interreg NSR PARTRIDGE project at the GWCT, I have had the opportunity to carry out a variety of surveys and see numerous species of wildlife in the process. How…

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Delving Deeper into the PARTRIDGE Mix

18 December 2020

Earthworms are well-known for their role in making up a healthy ecosystem. Primarily, they recycle nutrients back into the soil by feeding on plant debris, and aid in essential processes such as deco…

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The important work taking place at PARTRIDGE Demonstration Farms

01 December 2020

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic we were unfortunately unable to run any farm walks during 2020.  However, we were keen to show you some of the measures the farm has implemented for farmland wildlife and…

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PARTRIDGE project photo wins first place in North Sea Region Interreg photo contest

11 November 2020

The North Sea Region Interreg just ran its first photo contest, with entries from projects across the area. The competition was designed to demonstrate how useful photos can be - illustrating the ongo…

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One Species for the Many

16 October 2020

The grey partridge is an ideal farmland bioindicator species: Habitat measures targeted at grey partridges directly benefit other farmland wildlife sharing the same landscape.

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Modern farming working with nature – the PARTRIDGE project fits perfectly with the goals of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy.

28 September 2020

PARTRIDGE is promoting nature-friendly, sustainable arable farming, alongside profitable farming across 10 demonstration sites in the North Sea Region.

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Combining strengths - PARTRIDGE flower mix plots perform best in comparison with other flower mix types!

16 September 2020

Wildflower or wild bird seed mixes are a conservation measure, which are widely used within agri-environment schemes (AES). In the state of Lower-Saxony (Germany) there three different types of flowe…

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