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IMPACTS OF LARGE HERBIVORES. Ally Macaskill. Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a Státním rozpočtem ČR InoBio – CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0018. OUTLINE. Deer impacts Deer / grouse conflicts Deer / conservation conflicts NGO land management in Scotland.

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Impacts of large herbivores

IMPACTS OF LARGE HERBIVORES

Ally Macaskill

Tento projekt je spolufinancován Evropským sociálním fondem a Státním rozpočtem ČR InoBio – CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0018


Outline

OUTLINE

  • Deer impacts

  • Deer / grouse conflicts

  • Deer / conservation conflicts

  • NGO land management in Scotland


Uk scotland one of highest density of large herbivores in europe

UK (Scotland) one of highest density of large herbivores in Europe


Forestry

FORESTRY

  • Browsing

  • Bark stripping / thrashing

  • Deer culling costs

  • Fencing costs

    €11M


Agriculture

AGRICULTURE

  • Arable crops

  • Grazing competition

  • Livestock disease transmission (F +M, TB)

    €1M??


Biodiversity

BIODIVERSITY

  • Grazing

  • Trampling (peat bogs)

  • Depleted ecosystems*

  • Native species – part of ecosystem

    *248/957 designated feature

    unfavourable due to herbivores


Human health

HUMAN HEALTH

  • Road vehicle collisions

  • Ticks

    €10M??


Outline1

OUTLINE

  • Deer impacts

  • Deer / grouse conflicts

  • Deer / conservation conflicts

  • NGO land management in Scotland


Deer grouse conflicts

DEER GROUSE CONFLICTS


Socio economic aspect

Socio – EconomicAspect


Outline2

OUTLINE

  • Deer impacts

  • Deer / grouse conflicts

  • Deer / conservation conflicts

  • NGO land management in Scotland


Issue with single spp management

Issuewith single spp management


Deep cultural tradition

DEEP CULTURAL ‘TRADITION’


Impacts of large herbivores

Shoots of recovery – culling without fencing:

Corrour, Nevis, Quinag


Outline3

OUTLINE

  • Deer impacts

  • Deer / grouse conflicts

  • Deer / conservation conflicts

  • NGO land management in Scotland


Ngo land management in scotland

NGO LAND MANAGEMENT IN SCOTLAND

(wildlife, wild land, woodland, birds, countryside)

  • 2% of Scotland’s land, 10% population are members

  • (< 4% of red deer cull)


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