Hunting not comparable to religious belief and hunters not an ethnic group (H.L. MacQueen, et al)

Author(s) Hector L. MacQueen and Scott Wortley Keywords Human rights, Freedom of expression, Freedom of thought conscience and religion, Hunting, Right to respect for private and family life, Scotland Abstract  Comments on the House of Lords ruling in Friend v Lord Advocate on whether the restrictions on hunting in the Protection of Wild Mammals ( Scotland ) […]

Wildlife reforms in Scotland (C.T. Reid)

Author Colin T. Reid Keywords Animals, Agriculture, Environment, Badgers, Deer, Game, Heather and grass burning, Non-native species, Scotland, Sites of special scientific interest, Wildlife Abstract Reflects on the main reforms proposed by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill 2010, including those concerning the game laws, snaring, non-native species, deer, badgers, sites of special scientific […]

Can Economic Incentives Resolve Conservation Conflict (D.C. MacMillan and S. Phillip)

Author(s) Douglas Craig MacMillan (University of Kent, UK) Sharon Phillip (University of Aberdeen, UK) Keywords Economic incentives, biodiversity, conservation conflict, red deer Abstract Market-based economic incentives are increasingly perceived as a cost-effective approach to biodiversity conservation but empirical evidence to substantiate this claim is lacking. Using both qualitative and quantitative data analysis this paper investigates […]