Big Farmland Bird Count webinar now available to rewatch

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) joined forces with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to showcase the important role farmers play when it comes to looking after farmland birds, as well as helping farmers understand what they can do on their farms to protect birds.

Ahead of the Big Farmland Bird Count (4-20 February), the FUW jointly hosted a webinar with the GWCT on 1st February.

Guest speakers at the webinar, which was chaired by FUW Deputy President Ian Rickman, included Matthew Goodall from the GWCT, who spoke about the importance of taking part in the Big Farmland Bird Count, the background behind the initiative and how farmland bird numbers can be increased; FUW Senior Policy and Communications Officer Gareth Parry addressed policy issues that affect how we produce food and look after the environment for the benefit of Wales’ bird species and the webinar also heard from Welsh beef and sheep farmer and former FUW Meirionnydd county chairman Geraint Davies, who had previously participated in the Big Farmland Bird Count.

The webinar is now available to watch here: