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New protocol agreed for national bird surveys

The 2016 National Hen Harrier survey is the first to be done under a new protocol agreed between SNH, surveyors and Scottish Land & Estates, designed to improve the working relationship between land managers and organisations doing the survey work such as RSPB, BTO and the Scottish Raptor Study Groups.

Paragraphs 9 -13 set out what is expected of both the surveyors and land managers, in particular the individual estate survey letter from the fieldworker, setting out who will do the survey, contact details and insurance  etc .  Sections 11, 14 and 15 set out arrangements for feedback of information to estates.  It would help for estates to report back to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it about how the protocol is being observed and any issues arising.

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