Countryside Management and Gamekeeping

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Game and Wildlife Management


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Game And Wildlife Management Apprenticeship (England)

Gamekeepers manage both upland and lowland areas for the benefit of game (e.g. pheasant, partridge, grouse, duck and deer) both reared or wild. They also control pests and predators.
In total, gamekeepers manage around 7.3 million hectares of countryside in the United Kingdom. They maintain and create woodlands, hedgerows, heather moorland, ponds and wetlands for quarry species and it is acknowledged that these provide habitats and eco-systems for many other kinds of wildlife and help to ensure the biodiversity of the UK countryside.

Game And Wildlife Management Apprenticeship (England) website

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