This strategy has been developed on behalf of a Steering Group made up of representatives from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the Scottish Government (SG) and the National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS), Islay Branch.
It is a 10 year strategy, running from October 2014 to April 2024, which will cover goose management on the island of Islay, in Argyll. It will focus particularly on Greenland barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and Greenland white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons flavirostris). It will be subject to review every two years.
The aim of the strategy is to deliver long term sustainable goose management on Islay using an adaptive management approach to wildlife management.