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GWCT respond to Scottish premature conclusion


A mountain hare watches from the grassy moor side
Photo credit: David Mason

The GWCT has found it necessary to respond to premature conclusions drawn by a Scottish newspaper and a Scottish government minister regarding the population recovery status of the endangered mountain hare. The response opens...


"Sir,

As part of the project group established to increase recording of mountain hare presence right across Scotland, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is dismayed that following the first year of this expanded survey capacity, the National newspaper has hailed this as marking an increase in mountain hare numbers following protection (“Mountain hare numbers increase after gaining protection”, 27 May). This is highly misleading, and your headline and the Minister in her quotes have expressed conclusions which will take regular monitoring and science much longer than one year to establish."


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