Delightful Deer Data, a resource for you. Because deerare coming into contact with humans every day you may have a personal experience already. You may have found an antler or two whilst walking your dog or they eat your roses in the garden!
Defra – DEFRA stands for Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (London, England, UK) – and the Forestry Commission aim to achieve a strategy the sustainable management of wild deer in England. Thereby enhancing the countryside, reduce the damage created by over grazing but allow wild deer to continue to be a key part of our rich landscape.
In recent years a number of partners, both public and voluntary, have been working increasingly closely together, locally and nationally, to develop improved deer management. The Defra family which will encourage and support the careful and effective management of wild deer.
We are committed to ensuring that we deliver a healthy and sustainable deer population, in balance with the needs of wildlife and those who live and work in rural England.
The Impact of Wild Deer in England
There are 6 species of wild deer in England. Red and roe deer are native; fallow, sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer are introduced species.
Populations of wild deer have been increasing rapidly in the last 40 years and may now be higher than at any time in the last 1000 years.
Negative impacts of deer
• Damage to semi-natural habitats and biodiversity values;
• Damage to woodland plants and additional costs of protecting trees from deer;
• Road traffic accidents, sad for the deer and some of which result in human injuries or fatalities;
• Infection with diseases which can affect farm livestock and in some cases humans;
• Agricultural and horticultural crop damage;
• Damage to gardens.
Red and roe deer are part of our natural environment, and all deer can play a positive role; we gain pleasure from seeing deer in the countryside, and some habitats are improved or maintained by deer activity. Their management can support rural jobs and businesses.
Example of deer business
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