KEEPING up to date with the latest trends in game and wildlife conservation can be a fraught affair, especially as mistakes can be costly and time-consuming.

However, to maximise the positive benefits of conservation efforts, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has launched more than 70 training and demonstration events for this year.

Topics include increasing wild game, choosing wildlife crops and helping secure the future of the wild grey partridge.

The courses are aimed at those with a professional or sporting interest in game and wildlife as well as those involved in fisheries, farming and wildlife habitat improvement.

A full course list is available by calling 01425 651013 or by visiting