13th January 2020 – Great North Museum, Hancock, Newcastle University
A one-day symposium to pool knowledge and gather current information on the species.
Supported by The Woodland Trust
Muntjac deer are increasing their range. Following their introduction in the 20th century to the south east they have steadily spread north. The British Deer Society quinquennial survey in 2016 confirmed resident populations as far north as North Yorkshire and Lancashire. There are now occasional reports of sightings in Cumbria, County Durham, and even Northumberland. Scotland’s policy is clear, to be free of muntjac deer.
This symposium is to gather up to date information about this species. The findings will be made available for all and it is expected it will feed to the review of the national strategy for muntjac deer by the Non-Native Species Secretariat (NNSS).