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Managing geese

Wild geese are an important part of Scotland's nature and agricultural landscapes. A national policy framework for goose management has been in place in Scotland since 2000 to help balance agricultural and conservation interests.

There are currently a number of local goose management schemes and adaptive management pilots across Scotland operating within the national policy framework. The Schemes and Pilots both aim to minimise losses to farmers and crofters whilst ensuring that Scotland fulfils its international nature conservation objectives.

Related Link - Scottish Government goose webpages external site

Barnacle Geese ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Goose scheme intro

A general outline of goose schemes in Scotland

SNH Area Officer speaking to a local farmer. ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Goose schemes

A description of the individual goose schemes

Greenland White-fronted goose. ŠIan Fulton/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Islay goose project

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