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Driven grouse moors - socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts: summary report

Published: 4 Nov 2020

A summary report of findings from research into socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers

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Driven grouse moors - socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts: summary report
9. References

47 page PDF

1.5 MB

9. References

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