Perth event to examine grouse conservation

SCOTLAND’S four grouse species will be under the spotlight during an event in Perth.

The symposium – entitlted “Practical Conservation for Scotland’s Grouse species” – is being organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the World Pheasant Association (WPA).

Taking place at Balhousie Castle on 5 May, the event will examine the conservation of black grouse, capercaillie, ptarmigan, and red grouse.

Expert speakers will explore the role that the four species play within the biodiversity of woodlands and uplands.

They will also discuss the threats being faced by each species of the bird.

Steps that can be taken to ensure their survival will also be explored.

Hugo Straker, a senior adviser at GWCT Scotland, said: “Anyone with an interest in grouse in Scotland – whether as a species, their habitat, or in the context of land management – will find this event invaluable.

“It is, this year, ‘the’ event in Scotland’s grouse calendar and we look forward to welcoming delegates, in-person, from across Scotland and further afield to what is certain to be a hugely informative day.”

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