NatureScot Commissioned Report 457: Analysis of cost of preventing establishment in Scotland of muntjac deer (Muntiacus spp.)
The aim of this study was to estimate the costs of preventing muntjac from establishing in Scotland. The objectives were to review their spread and potential for spread in Great Britain; to produce a qualitative assessment of the risk of Muntiacus species becoming established in Scotland via different potential vectors; to provide recommendations for the development and deployment of a surveillance system for the detection and quantification of muntjac in Scotland; to propose a strategy for responding to muntjac incursions into Scotland and methods for controlling them; and to estimate the range of costs likely to be associated with preventing the establishment of muntjac in Scotland, and those associated with managing an established population in perpetuity.
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