Saturday, 25 February 2012

SNH: Wildlife Management Survey - more information

SNH has commissioned Why Research to carry out some research to help the organisation gain a better understanding of wildlife management issues in Scotland, which remain hugely topical.

SNH now has many, and an increased number, of responsibilities in relation to wildlife management, including new roles on Deer and licensing, providing information on best practice, invasive non-native animals and species introductions. It is important that SNH provides a service that best meets the needs of its customers.

This survey is about determining understanding and awareness of SNH's roles and views on the services they provide. It is primarily aimed at individuals and organisations with a direct interest or involvement in wildlife management activities. This could include, for example, gamekeepers, farmers, stalkers and recreational shooters and their representative organisations, as well as national conservation bodies and their members.

As well as a survey, the work will involve a series of focus groups amongst members of these bodies.
The findings will also help SNH test and report to the Scottish Parliament on how successful the merger with the Deer Commission for Scotland in 2010 is judged to have been.

The survey will be live between 5-19 March 2012.  The survey can be accessed at

More information from: Sue Granville, Director, Why Research.

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