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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 06.3 February 1995

The Feral Goat – Conservation and Management

By - David Bullock

No domestic animal has a worse reputation for causing ecological damage than the Goat, Capra hircus. There is no doubt that feral and free-ranging goats, along with other livestock species, have hugely modified many small islands in the tropics and elsewhere (Coblentz 1978). In Britain and Ireland, however, the feral goat occurs mainly in small populations in the uplands and on seacliffs, where its present-day ecological impact is probably less than that of either deep or sheep.

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

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

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