Author Archives: Volterra

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New online partner meeting

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Following the schedule of monthly meetings the partners convened this morning to discuss progress and particularly the promising results of the alternative coloured lasers. Tests will be extended to Liverpool area, north-east part of Spain and to the south of Spain in the coming months.


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Field visit during Scotland SCM

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Today all participants visited the Game and Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm at Aboyne to see the laser setup and view the new coloured lasers prepared by BCG. These new handhelds with other spectrum colours will be tested the coming months by the Scottish team mainly on rabbits and later sent to the demo areas in Spain to be tested with other type of animals.

In one of the pictures the evidence of incredible damage these unchecked rabbit populations can do to the structure and ultimately the stability of the terrain.


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New Laser Fence SCM under way in Scotland

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LIFE to LIFE interactions

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On Thursday 12th September a meeting was held in Bangor, North Wales, the first of a series to initiate a collaboration between LIFE Laser Fence and ScuriousLIFE (Sciuriosity – Evolving IAS grey squirrel management techniques in the UK, LIFE14 NAT/UK/000467). At the meeting there was a useful discussion of the details and practicalities of both projects and also the shared interests and potential interactions between the two.

ScuriousLIFE was represented by Dr. Craig Shuttleworth while the participants from LIFE Laser Fence were Dr. Martin Sharp (Project Manager), Dr. Jenny Sneddon (Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Environmental Physiology) and Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez (Senior Researcher).

Conversations focused shared themes of the projects, such as biodiversity, invasive species and habitats as well as natural and environmentally friendly ways to manage movement of animals considered to be pests or invasive alien species.

It was agreed that there is high potential for interaction and collaboration between the projects and future meetings are planned.