By Sarah Trotter
Abstract This article presents the results of research conducted into the measures adopted by local authorities across the UK to regulate gulls nesting in urban areas. These birds are associated with a range of problems in towns and cities across the UK, including noise, mess and aggression. The article examines how local authorities have adopted two categories of control measures to deal with these problems: measures against gulls and measures in relation to people. The implications of these measures for how we think about and live with urban-nesting gulls are explored.
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