The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

January 2020

Publication type:

Position statement



Deer management position statement cover

Deer are an important part of the UK’s wildlife. 

However, increased deer numbers can threaten the habitats that they and other species depend on. This impact varies with species and area.

This position statement presents our view on deer management.

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