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Collaborative Frameworks in Land Management: A Case Study on Integrated Deer Management
Red deer hinds

Many rural economies are directly or indirectly reliant on the management and exploitation of natural resources, the management of which is often complicated by the diversity of stakeholders involved. Hence, effective collaboration between stakeholders is potentially a key driver of sustainability in rural economies.

The overall aim of this project is to produce a framework for the development of effective, informed, inclusive, collaborative and sustainable management of rural resources in Britain, using wild deer as a case study.

The research is conducted as part of the Research Councils' Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme (Project: RES 227-025-0014).

RELU is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council, with additional funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government Environment and Rural Affairs Department. Support is also being provided by the Forestry Commission.

Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership
University of Edinburgh
The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU) aims to advance understanding of the challenges they face.
The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
Macaulay Institute
Forest Research
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Banchory
University of St Andrews
University of York


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