The project was run between 2008 and 2015 by an administrative Board of representatives of each of the partner organisations.

The Board oversaw the employment of staff for the gamekeeping (run by Buccleuch Estates) and for the research trial (run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust with support from the RSPB).

Though the formal project business has ended, the representatives still meet as the project is analysed and publications are made. The group is currently chaired by Mark Oddy.

Results are being prepared by partners in collaboration.

Spokespersons for the project are:

  • Mark Oddy, Chair and on behalf of Buccleuch Estates

Photo: Stephen Tapper