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SNH Commissioned Report 982:  Analyses of the fates of satellite tracked golden eagles in Scotland

SNH Commissioned Report 982: Analyses of the fates of satellite tracked golden eagles in Scotland

This report provides a major review of the movements and fates of golden eagles satellite tagged during 2004 - 2016. It proposes reasons for the disappearance of satellite tagged golden eagles by analysing associated factors, including the impact of wind farms, natural mortality of tagged birds, tag reliability, effects of tagging on bird survival and illegal persecution. The report highlights illegal persecution is a major factor in artificially restricting the golden eagle population in Scotland, and provides a population model for Scotland's golden eagles in the absence of persecution.

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Format : 285 pages; 9.73MB
Published in 2017

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