Tag: deer

New beginnings in Scotland’s upland deer sector

03 Oct 2023

Organisations and individuals across the Highlands have come together to form The Common Ground Forum (CGF).  Initiated by the Association of Deer Management Groups and Scottish Environment LINK with the aim of setting aside long entrenched disagreements over some areas relating to deer management, the Forum includes deer stalkers, foresters, farmers, landowners, community representatives, nature […]

LINK Deer Group Statement on vote for removal of season for male deer

28 Sep 2023

Duncan Orr-Ewing, Convener of Scottish Environment LINK’s Deer Group, said: “We welcome the overwhelming decision by the Scottish Parliament yesterday to approve secondary legislation to remove the season for male deer and to permit the use of night vision equipment to facilitate deer management. This is part of a package of measures recommended by the […]

New report urges action on deer management in Scotland’s rainforest

04 Jul 2023

Rising deer numbers are one of the biggest threats to the survival and expansion of Scotland’s globally important temperate rainforest, according to a new report. Saving Scotland’s rainforest: managing the impact of deer highlights that although deer are a natural part of the rainforest’s ecosystem, they also represent a significant barrier to its restoration if […]

Statement from LINK’s Deer Group

23 May 2023

Statement from Duncan Orr-Ewing, Chair of Scottish Environment LINK’s Deer Group: “The reduction in the population of Scotland’s large and increasing deer population is urgently required to deliver a range of public outcomes related to the climate and nature emergency – including native woodland regeneration, peatland protection, and the creation of more diverse and resilient […]

Land and People in Scotland: the new Cairngorms National Park Plan

06 May 2022

Land and People in Scotland: the new Cairngorms National Park Plan showing the way in this Decade of Ecosystem Restoration Despite its status as the birthplace of John Muir – ‘the patron saint of national parks’ – Scotland arrived late on the scene.  More than a century behind the USA, and half a century behind […]

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