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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 16.5 June 2005

Predation and the profitability of grouse moors

By - Rob Davies

The closure of many grouse moors, particularly in Scotland, is of concern to both hunters and conservationists. Habitat management for the shooting of Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus maintains roughly half of the heather moorland in Britain in a productive state which offers more benefits to conserving wildlife than turning the land over to sheep, deer or forestry (e.g. Tharme et al. 2001). 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist