A review into snaring every 5 years is required by Section 11F of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) undertook a review in 2016 and the outcome was published in 2017. This found that snaring-related incidents have reduced following snaring regulations introduced through the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 and the Snares (Scotland) Order 2010. The SNH review also made recommendations that will further improve snaring practices and components.
The Scottish Government is considering these recommendations.