Understanding Predation

A review bringing together natural science and local knowledge of recent wild bird population changes and their drivers in Scotland.

The review will focus on the relative role of avian and mammalian predation, within the wider range of population drivers, on ground-nesting waders and gamebirds in upland and lowland systems, and the evidence for effectiveness of possible management measures to maintain healthy populations of both predators and wild bird prey.  It will also summarise wider information on recent population changes of Scottish wild bird and predator populations, and drivers of those population changes, in an accessible form.


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Introduction Presentation

Workshops and Questionnaire

Project Review Seminar Briefing

Project Governance

Project Report Bibliography

Reference Reports

Project Groups

The Review Panel

Project Review Seminar Dates and Venues