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The management of wild deer in Scotland: Deer Working Group report

The final report of the Deer Working Group.

374 page PDF

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374 page PDF

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The management of wild deer in Scotland: Deer Working Group report
Annex 11 - Wild Deer: A National Approach - Indicators and Trends (2016)

374 page PDF

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Annex 11 - Wild Deer: A National Approach - Indicators and Trends (2016)

The summary table of WDNA indicators and trends is taken from SNH (2016), Scotland’s Wild Deer: A National Approach, Update on Deer Indicators, DSG/2016/05/02, revised 19/07/16.

Indicator Status Trends Comments
WDNA Priority: Collaborative & effective deer management planning & implementation
1. The number of DMGs implementing an effective DMP as set out in the DMG self-assessment Data being processed through the DMG self-assessment See section on DMG self-assessment for more information.
2. The number of DMGs assessed as functioning effectively against the DMG Benchmark.
3. The percentage of people responding to the Scottish Nature Omnibus who have concerns about deer. The number of people with concerns about deer has decreased
WDNA Challenge: Healthy ecosystems
4. The number of deer species in the wild in Scotland (and their distribution) The number of species of wild deer in Scotland has remained at 4. No additional non-native deer species have been officially recorded.
5. Percentage of designated features where the herbivore targets included in Site Conditioning Monitoring are being met ~ Although the indicator is stable there is a small year on year increase in the percentage of herbivore targets included in Site Condition Monitoring being met.
6. Percentage of designated woodlands where the herbivore targets included in Site Condition Monitoring are being met. ~ Although the indicator is stable there is a small year on year increase in the percentage of herbivore targets included in Site Condition Monitoring being met.
7. Percentage of native woodlands that are in satisfactory condition. Unknown/ uncertain Unknown/ uncertain Baseline data

See section on woodland impacts for further details.
WDNA Challenge: Economic and community
8. Number of wildlife crime offences relating to deer recorded by Police Scotland ~ The number of recorded deer offences rose to a peak in 2011/2012 and then fell back to its original 2009/10 level in 2013/14.
9. Number of FTE in employment in the deer sector X The number of FTE in employment in the deer sector decreased between 2006 and 2014.
Indicator Status Trends Comments
10. Value of deer stalking to the Scottish Economy The value of deer stalking has increased between 2006 to 2014.
11. Number of deer related road traffic accident X The number of Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVC) has increased since 2008. This could be due to increases in traffic and/or number of deer.
WDNA Challenge: Training and deer welfare
12. a) Number of people achieving a deer related qualification (National Certificate – Gamekeeping) X The number of people achieving National Certificates in Gamekeeping each year has decreased since 2009.
12. b) Number of people achieving a deer related qualification (Higher National Certificate (HNC) – Gamekeeping) ~ The number of people achieving HNCs in Gamekeeping each year has decreased since 2009.
12. c) Number of people achieving a deer related qualification (Deer Stalking Certificate 1) The number of people with DCS1 has increased year on year since 2008.
13. Number of reported wild deer welfare incidents. X The number of wild deer welfare incidents has increased since 201.

Key

Indicator
Assessed as positive
~ Assessed as stable
X Assessed as negative
Trend
Trend is increasing
Trend is remaining the same
Trend is decreasing

Contact

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