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Deer cull considered to protect nature reserves

A new report has concluded the biggest threat to some of the south's nature reserves comes from wild deer.

The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust says the growing deer population is causing so much damage, it is being forced to consider culling a greater number.

Last week researchers in East Anglia suggested half of the UK's deer population needed to be shot each year.

  • 15 Mar 2013
  • From the section England