Wednesday, 1 May 2019

NEW SCIENCE SHOWS BENEFITS TO RED LISTED SPECIES OF PREDATOR CONTROL BY GAMEKEEPERS


SGA Chairman Alex Hogg has today welcomed a new report from scientists from GWCT and RSPB who were working at Langholm Moor during the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project (2008 to 2017).

The paper, published on April 26th 2019, highlights the benefits of legal predator control by trained gamekeepers to the survival of threatened wading birds including the Curlew, regarded as the UK's most pressing conservation priority.

The control of abundant predators such as foxes, crows, stoats and weasels, using approved traps and snares, benefits a broad range of wildlife, particularly ground-nesting species.

The report can be found, here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-019-01667-6?fbclid=IwAR2ZoP4pZ7Yze18lSnJz42B1bUtMjanfUXBJAAYw1vMP9hK3Gz24-5YR1TE

Watch Alex speaking about the paper, here, from outside the Scottish Parliament today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXxOxLOaYk