Many rural economies are directly or indirectly reliant on the management and exploitation of natural resources, the management of which is often complicated by the diversity of stakeholders involved. Hence, effective collaboration between stakeholders is potentially a key driver of sustainability in rural economies.
The overall aim of this project is to produce a framework for the development of effective, informed, inclusive, collaborative and sustainable management of rural resources in Britain, using wild deer as a case study.
The research is conducted as part of the Research Councils' Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) Programme (Project: RES 227-025-0014).
RELU is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council, with additional funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government Environment and Rural Affairs Department. Support is also being provided by the Forestry Commission.
Updated: 24 Apr 2013, Content by: JI