Fourteenth Year of Conservation Award for Lincolnshire
The Jas. Martin & Co. Lincolnshire Grey Partridge Trophy was awarded for the fourteenth time at 11am on the CLA stand at the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday 21st June.
In 2016, thirty participating estates, farms and shoots throughout Lincolnshire submitted autumn counts of English (or Grey) Partridges to the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and thus became eligible to win the 2017 Trophy.
Although the autumn counts for many participants were disappointing, Bishops Farm Partners of Northlands, Sibsey, near Boston were chosen as the clear winners. The visit by the judges revealed a diverse range of conservation measures and the farm has maintained consistently high partridge numbers in recent years.
Austin Weldon of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, will say a few words about this year’s results and all the hard work involved in conserving grey partridge in the County. The trophy will then be presented by Robin Battle, President of the LAS.
In addition to the silver partridge trophy the winner will receive a photograph of a covey of English partridges, taken by Ian Boyd, the winner of the 2012 GWCT Julian Gardner photographic competition.
The Jas Martin & Co. Lincolnshire Grey Partridge Trophy is awarded annually to recognise the estate farm or shoot that has done the most for the grey partridge and to encourage more farmers and land owners to actively conserve and count grey partridges.
The Jas Martin & Co. Lincolnshire Grey Partridge Trophy is awarded annually to recognise the estate farm or shoot that has done the most for grey partridges and to encourage more farmers and land owners to actively conserve grey partridges and to count the bird.
For further information contact:
R D Spurrier,
Jas. Martin & Co.
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust