A three-year project to control the deer population in Wicklow announced

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    A three-year plan to control the deer population in Wicklow has been approved by the Department of agriculture, along with the Department of culture, heritage and Gaelteacht.
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A three-year plan to control the deer population in Wicklow has been approved by the Department of agriculture, along with the Department of culture, heritage and Gaelteacht.

This joint project will run for three years and is designed to provide quick local building-level-building and cooperation in the field of long-term management of deer populations in Ko. Wicklow.

Unstable populations of deer may have a negative impact on the development of agriculture, conservation and forestry purposes, as well as road safety, according to those involved and problems associated with high populations of deer often occur in the cooperation. Wicklow, and causing increasing concern among some land managers and environmentalists in the area.

Minister of state in the Ministry of agriculture, food and the marine, Andrew Doyle said the goal of this project is the management of the locally occurring population of deer within the three newly created divisions for the management of deer is located in the Wicklow region.

“The project will be introduced for the sustainable management of deer in the County on a more professional basis and to promote the transfer of knowledge in the country and actualization of the project and knowledge exchange, where required outside of Colorado. Wicklow”.

Extremely high deer population was a problem in County Wicklow for several years, impacting on forestry, conservation and agricultural purposes in the district, and also problems of maintenance of deer in their own right, he said.

The Chairman of the Committee for the development of rural x Seamus Sherlock welcomed the signing of the contract with the highlands Council Wicklow for the provision of services for the management of deer in the region Wicklow.

“It’s really a step in the right direction, but it should be considered as just that, a step. First and foremost, this is an important recognition from the Department of agriculture and the Department of culture, cultural heritage and the Gaeltacht, unsustainable deer population can have a negative impact on agriculture, but we must go on.”

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