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Abstract

Woodland recovery in the absence of deer management.

Abstract

In Cambridgeshire, England, the Lady's Wood stands out from the rest because, over time, signs of muntjac decreased and the vegetation recovered despite a lack of stalking or other management. This paper relates the author's personal experience in this wood and discusses the implications for management. The paper also presents the existing new prohibitions surrounding the release of muntjac, i.e., Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019: Non-native deer. This new Order relates England and Wales, and to any importation and exportation of listed species into the UK and only to muntjac deer.