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Published 27/07/2014 | 02:30

Deer are beneficial for the environment.
Deer are beneficial for the environment.
Molly Malone

Apart from being indescribably cute and a staple feature of any good Fionn McCumhaill story, deer are also beneficial for the environment.

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A 10-year study has shown that, contrary to misconception, they don't damage forests and hinder a healthy biodiversity. On the contrary, they prevent some plants from taking over delicate ecosystems in our oak forests.

Thus, Trinity College scientists concluded, deer shouldn't be fenced in or regularly culled.

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