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Thrill of the Hill – It’s a Trap!

THRILL OF THE HILL | With a lack of apex predators in Scotland, human intervention is often required to maintain a balance of nature, whether that is at the species, habitat or landscape scale. Predator control is an often unpleasant and more so important aspect of maintain equilibrium across different interests and in this episode, Paul Chapman, SAC Consulting sets out what the different options are for predator control, what species can be targeted, what protections exist and for what species and the non-lethal options available to protect vulnerable national priority species, as well as much more.

Hosted by Alexander Pirie, Edited by Malcom MacDonald, Produced by Alistair Trail, Executive Producer Kerry Hammond, in association with The Scottish Government.

Related FAS Resources

Technical Note (TN742): Predator Control for Conservation | Farm Advisory Service (

Predator Control For the Conservation of Ground-Nesting Birds | Information helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Other Related Resources

Codes of Practice – BASC

Predation control and conservation – Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (

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