We are once again joining forces with the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) 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.

Arranging a series of events ahead of the Big Farmland Bird Count (4-20 February), we are jointly hosting a FREE webinar (you can register here) with the FUW on Tuesday 1 February, at 7pm via Zoom.

Guest speakers at the webinar, which is being chaired by FUW Deputy President Ian Rickman, include Matthew Goodall from the GWCT, who will talk 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 is addressing policy issues that affect how we produce food and look after the environment for the benefit of Wales’ bird species.

The webinar will also hear from Welsh beef and sheep farmer Geraint Davies, who has previously participated in the Big Farmland Bird Count.

The aim of the Big Farmland Bird Count is to raise awareness of the great conservation work being done on farms across Wales and to highlight what can be done to help farmland birds survive this difficult time of year so that the breeding populations are increased.

We are looking forward to the special webinar which will help us to understand the importance of recording which birds are present and how policies are affecting what can be done on farms to look after our birds, whilst producing food.

The webinar is open to all and we hope many of you will be able to join us. To join the webinar on Tuesday 1 February at 7pm please register here.

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