Police joined volunteers from the South Lakes Deer Management Group to target poaching hot spots as part of Operation Samurai.Read the full story ›
Urgent changes need to be made to the way in which wild deer are managed, monitored and culled in Scotland, a Holyrood committee has said.Read the full story ›
Campaigners have held another protest outside Sellafield nuclear site about plans to cull dear which are trapped between two security fences.
Sellafield says it has received independent advice from leading experts stating the most humane option is to kill the animals.
But protesters say wildlife charities have offered to try and get the deer out alive.
"Sellafield should back down, do the popular thing, the correct thing, the humane thing."
A row has broken out over plans to cull a herd of deer at the Sellafield nuclear site.
The deer have become trapped in woodland between the perimeter fence and a new security fence that has recently been installed.
Sellafield says it has been advised by national experts at the Deer Initiative Partnership that killing the animals is the most humane option.
However, some local people and environmental campaigners want them to be saved.
A police inquiry is underway following the discovery of six animal carcasses in the Scottish Borders.
The remains were of Roe deer, and Police Scotland are investigating the possibility of criminal activity.
Jenny Longden reports.
People in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to get out and see red deer in the area. Rutting season is currently underway and the Red Deer Range in Galloway Forest Park is one of the best places to see the dramatic scene. Fiona McIlwraith reports.
Landowners are being urged to be extra vigilant after two Muntjac deer were seen in Dumfries and Galloway.Read the full story ›
Two Muntjac deer have been reported in Dumfries and Galloway.
The deer are not native to the area and are thought to cause severe damage to vegetation. Scottish Natural Heritage Wildlife Operations Unit are investigating the incident.
The deer originate in China and, if they establish themselves in Scotland the SNH estimate it would cost up to £2m due to damaged crops and vegetation.
Stan Whitaker, from SNH, said: "Muntjac deer are among the most destructive animal pests in Britain."