As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

RSPB and WWT object to Barnacle Goose cull on Islay

Posted on: 20 Dec 2014

The RSPB and WWT have slammed a new 'sustainable' goose management strategy for the island of Islay, announced yesterday by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Crop damage on the Argyll island will be reduced through scaring, diversionary feeding for Greenland White-fronted Geese, and "population reduction" of Greenland Barnacle Geese – that is, a partial cull. The local goose management group are charged with developing a scheme to deliver the strategy objectives, and any population reduction is planned to be made in increments.

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