Foraging craze in Royal Parks is jeopardising deer stocks

Mail Online | 10/19/2018 | Daily Mail Reporter For The Daily Mail
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Fans of foraged food, from mushrooms to sweet chestnuts, have been warned that they are damaging parks.

The number of incidents of foraging, which is banned in London’s royal parks, is up 600 per cent in a year.

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The Royal Parks charity, which manages the capital’s green spaces, says foraging is depleting food sources for wildlife and could damage natural diversity.

Of particular concern are sweet chestnuts being taken from Richmond and Bushy Parks in south-west London. They are a vital food for the herds of deer in the...
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