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Sustainable habitat management

Last modified: 08 October 2014

Mossy trunks sprouting new shoots & leaves

Image: Andy Hay

RSPB Inversnaid is a very special place, an internationally-important example of rare Atlantic oak woodland – a habitat so rich that it’s been compared with rainforest. Unfortunately, the woodland is not regenerating due to browsing by goats and so we have been instructed to address their impact and safeguard this reserve.  Animal welfare is an extremely important issue to the Society, featuring heavily in our consideration of available means to achieve sustainable numbers of goats at Inversnaid, while regenerating the wildlife and botanical richness of this special site. 

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