The NatureScot Review of Sustainable Deer Management and the subsequent report by the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee identified concerns about the harmful impacts of deer in the lowlands, the amount of information available on lowland deer, and the effectiveness of current deer management. NatureScot is seeking to appoint a Deer Panel under section 4 of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 (as amended) to consider deer management in lowland Scotland, particularly in relation to the Scottish Government’s Deer Strategy WDNA, the Deer Code and public interest.
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