As many of you are aware I have been going on about the Forestry Commission trying to wipe out all the wild Red deer on the Isle of Wight.
Today I got this statement from Ian Gambles, Head of Forestry Commission England
"The absence of deer browsing on the Isle of Wight provides a unique control against which the conservation and sustainable land management community can compare and contrast the variable vegetation conditions within the forests and woodlands on the mainland."
So without consulting the general public it appears that the Forestry Commission want to wipe out all our deer, but surely any scientific data that they generate will be compromised by the fact that irrespective of their origins deer have been out and about in the wild on the Isle of Wight for the past 15 - 20 years.
It fact it would be more accurate to observe that deer at low density don't cause the damage that deer at high density do on the mainland, but Forest Research have already made that observation anyway so what is the point of the continuing with this project?