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NEW APP SIGNALS MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN MOUNTAIN HARE COUNTS
NEW APP SIGNALS MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN MOUNTAIN HARE COUNTS
Land managers in Scotland have taken a major step forward in the establishment of an evidence-based approach to counting and recording data on mountain hare populations, it was announced today. New training methods and innovative technology will enable conservation bodies to record and assess hare populations and give more sophisticated advice on sustainable hare management.
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WATERSHED PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS CONSERVATION BENEFITS OF GROUSE MOOR MANAGEMENT
WATERSHED PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS CONSERVATION BENEFITS OF GROUSE MOOR MANAGEMENT
Rural organisations said a landmark report published today has produced ‘ultimate proof’ of the conservation benefits of grouse moor management. The organisations said the final report on the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project (LMDP) – which studied moorland management for birds of prey and red grouse over 10 years – highlights how game keeping significantly improved
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SCOTLAND’S RURAL ORGANISATIONS ASK FOR THE VALUE OF GROUSE SHOOTING TO BE RECOGNISED
SCOTLAND’S RURAL ORGANISATIONS ASK FOR THE VALUE OF GROUSE SHOOTING TO BE RECOGNISED
Rural organisations have appealed to politicians to recognise the value of grouse shooting ahead of one of the most important seasons in generations. Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) – alongside the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), the Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA), the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) and the Scottish Association for Country Sports
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OPTIMISM ON SCOTTISH GROUSE MOORS AS INTERNATIONAL DEMAND REMAINS UNABATED
OPTIMISM ON SCOTTISH GROUSE MOORS AS INTERNATIONAL DEMAND REMAINS UNABATED
Scottish estate owners are cautiously optimistic that this year’s grouse season will show an improvement on last year’s wash-out, with demand from domestic and international shooters remaining strong. Around 60% of visitors come from England, 10% from within Scotland and 30% from overseas – primarily the USA, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France and Spain. New markets
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GAMEKEEPERS AND ESTATE STAFF UNDERTAKE MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT TOMATIN, CARRBRIDGE AND CAWDOR
GAMEKEEPERS AND ESTATE STAFF UNDERTAKE MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT TOMATIN, CARRBRIDGE AND CAWDOR
Gamekeepers, families and villagers cleared over 35 bags of discarded rubbish from around Tomatin, Carrbridge and Cawdor village last week, astonished by the scale of rural littering.   The members of Tomatin Moorland Group and Cawdor Estate decided to do a countryside clean-up around their local communities, with some having done a similar thing last
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