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Managing wildlife

Scotland is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including geese, red squirrels, salmon and deer.  Wildlife in Scotland is managed for a variety of reasons and can bring benefits to people, the economy and the environment. SNH's advice and action on wildlife management is guided by a set of principles, included in the Wildlife Management Framework.

Mink and Juvenile Gannet   ©John W Anderson. For information on reproduction rights contact photographer John W Anderson on pbase.com

Wildlife management framework

SNH has developed a Wildlife Management Framework to guide decision making on wildlife management

Grey Squirrel. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Wildlife welfare

SNH has developed a new position statement on wildlife welfare.

Greylag Goose ©Lorne Gill. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk  LJG  Lorne Gill  SNH

Managing geese

Balancing agricultural and conservation interests.

Mink on rocks. ©Frank Stark/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Hebridean mink project

Find out more about the Hebridean mink project and keep up-to-date with the latest news on the project.

RPlover-D0431.jpg (Ringed Plover) bird (gateway) - Ringed Plover feeding on the ploughed Machair, South Uist, Western Isles Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Uist Wader Research

Find out more about the project and how we are working to help the Uist waders.

Sika Deer (Cervus nippon). ©SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk.

Managing deer

Find out how sustainable deer management is good for you and the environment..

A young white-tailed eagle.  ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Sea eagle Management Scheme

Sea Eagle Management Scheme


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