Monitoring deer impacts in the 'wider countryside': a scoping study


There are increasing concerns with regard to the 'diffuse' impacts of deer in the 'wider countryside', i.e., outside areas designated for nature conservation.

The CMS undertook a scoping study for the Deer Commission for Scotland (now Scottish Natural Hertitage) on the definition of public interest objectives linked to deer management, particularly those relating to biodiversity management, and on the potential of existing datasets for assessing deer impacts, in order to propose priorities in defining future approaches to monitoring diffuse impacts.

The scoping study was made available by the Deer Commission for Scotland.

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Full citation:

Price, M. and Thomson, S. (2004). Developing methodologies for monitoring deer impacts in the 'wider countryside': initial scoping study (RP35a). Deer Commission for Scotland Commissioned Report.