Call to boost upland red grouse numbers

A fine red grouse, feeding on heather.

A fine red grouse, feeding on heather.

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A draft strategy on the future management of the Manx uplands recommends the controlled reintroduction of red grouse.

The report by Professor Jim McAdam describes the uplands as ‘unique in the British Isles’.

He says that relations between the farming and shooting fraternities are good and this is one of the reasons why the heather hills are largely in a ‘favourable condition’.

 

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