Wild deer set to be more ef­fec­tively man­aged

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage (SNH) will be en­cour­aged to use its “full range of pow­ers” to get Scot­land’s deer pop­u­la­tion un­der con­trol, say min­is­ters.

En­vi­ron­ment sec­re­tary Roseanna Cun­ning­ham said the Gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing the way wild deer are man­aged and culled to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment. She con­firmed that cur­rent in­ter­ven­tion pow­ers will be tested be­fore fur­ther leg­isla­tive changes are made.

The Scot­tish Game­keep­ers As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man said: “To­day’s an­nounce­ment tar­gets ar­eas where more ef­fort and dif­fer­ent ap­proaches are re­quired, such as in low­land Scot­land and in ur­ban fringes where there is a grow­ing roe deer pop­u­la­tion.”

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