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Adaptive Management of UK huntable and managed species - BE0151

This is a partnership project between Defra, the University of Southampton, and a PhD student.

It is an initial scoping project which will review literature on the concept of adaptive harvest management (AHM), review evidence on where AHM has been use already, elicit expert opinion on practical implication of introducing AHM in the UK.

Many species of migratory water birds have declining populations, and therefore are in need of harvesting approaches which balance conservation needs with those of hunters. Populations of other species, such as some geese, are causing conflict with agriculture, and would benefit from a more target driven approach to manage these conflicts.
Adaptive harvest management aims to provide a framework to ensure that species are managed/hunted sustainably. This approach, which is considered best practice, has been adopted internationally.

Collect evidence to investigate whether adaptive harvest management (AHM) would be an effective conservation measure for huntable species and how it could be implemented in England
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2018

Cost: £3,500
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Southampton
Wildlife Management