predator control

Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Airgun pros target training

A training day was held by BASC Scotland earlier this month, targeted at professional pest controllers looking to improve their skill and safety measures.  Airgunning continues to play a huge role in managing pest species, and therefore BASC Scotland is keen to offer

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Conservation Courses

The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust has announced that it will be running two training courses in March 2014 to help people re-introduce the grey partridge to Scotland. The course has been designed to give partridge enthusiasts all the information

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Grouse moors could hold conservation key for hen harrier recovery

A study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust identifies that the predator control carried out on grouse moors can benefit one of our most striking birds of prey: the hen harrier. Conducted between 1992 and 2007 at Langholm, southern

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SGA speaks out on snaring

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has condemned the setting of illegal snares

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