Scotland may cull deer in greater numbers to reduce road accidents
Wild deer may be culled in much larger numbers across lowland and urban Scotland to limit their rapidly increasing population and reverse a steep rise in road accidents.
Wildlife experts have found that the growth in new lowland and urban forests and green spaces has led to a surge in deer numbers, which has increased the rate of crashes and collisions on motorways and major roads in heavily-populated areas.
One recent study for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), the government wildlife agency, estimated there are at least 7,000 collisions and crashes caused by deer and at least 65 injuries for motorists across Scotland a year, many more than in previous years.
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"Scotland may cull deer in greater numbers to reduce road accidents", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 01/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scotland-may-cull-deer-in-greater-numbers-to-reduce-road-accidents