Crofters and farmers on Skye are complaining that the reintroduced Sea Eagle is depleting the islands sheep population to the extent that sheep are have been frightened off the hills by the predators which have a wing span of up to 9 feet. A 5 year management scheme will commence 2007 under which crofters will receive GBP300.00 p.a. from Scottish Natural Heritage for ‘wardening and monitoring’ the bird. The Sea Eagle was reintroduced during 1975-1985 after a gap of 80 years.

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