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Collaborative Frameworks in Land Management: A case study on integrated deer management

A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 18) that summarises a research project investigating where collaboration over natural resource management is effective, why it is effective, and what the barriers are, using wild deer in the UK as a case study.

Year of Publication2010

Wildlife populations move across landscapes ignoring human boundaries, and may be viewed as a resource or a nuisance. Wild deer managementdemonstrates how conflicts arise between neighbours who have different management goals. Although deer are a key component of the natural environment their feeding activity limits plant growth and biodiversity in woodlands and other habitats. They are highly valued, provide employment through stalking and game meat production, and encourage tourism, but also cause traffic accidents. Although deer are not owned by anyone the right to hunt them rests with the landowner. They provide an opportunity to investigate collaborative management processes involving landowners and interested stakeholders.

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deer managementstakeholder engagementcollaborationcollaborative management
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Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development

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