Economic appraisal of wildlife management support – Options for future funding mechanisms

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The aim of the project was to identify alternative options for payment and funding mechanisms for species associated with wildlife management conflicts in Scotland. The project involved a review of relevant literature from the UK and abroad, an assessment of alternative approaches to wildlife management support, undertaking three case studies ( goose, sea eagle and beaver) through a review of evidence and telephone interviews with stakeholders, analysis and the production of a main report and three separate case study reports. Recommendations were made for consideration in relation to future policy, schemes and support.