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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.

 


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LJMU at Cheshire Farms Supreme Farm Champions Evening

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LJMU have been working with Ardens of Chester at Tile Farm (Chester, Cheshire, UK) to test the effectiveness of the Laser Fence as a deterrent for ground species.

Tile Farm were recently announced as the 2018 Cheshire Farms Competition Supreme Farm Champions. The Supreme Farm Champions are chosen as the overall winners of 5 Complete Farm Categories in Cheshire County Farms annual competition.

On 16th July, Dr. Martin Sharp, Dr. Jenny Sneddon, and Dr. Eduardo Cordova-Lopez from LJMU accepted an invitation to an open evening and farm walk at Tile farm to celebrate Ardens’ success in the Farms Competition. It was a great opportunity to promote LIFE Laser Fence to the farming community in Cheshire.

 

 


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Gijs Groen participate in NBC Environment Conference in London.

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Area Sales Manager of Bird Control Group, Gijs Groen visited London to participate in NBC Environment Conference. The conference is hosted to promote environmental sustainability in business. There were a lot of inspirational speakers and demonstrations by industry experts including live bird of prey, robotic falcons, surveying with drones and our laser bird repellents as the latest bird management technology. Gijs Groen talked to the pest controllers, local authorities and facility managers. All of them might have different backgrounds but they all share the same problem – pest nuisance that bring a lot of issues and problems. Gijs talked with the visitors of the event about the EU Life Laser Fence project and the solution we are researching on repelling mammals with the laser fence. The pest controllers find the idea very interesting and meaningful. They are very keen to learn more about the possible opportunities with the laser fence in the future.

 


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The facilities event in Birmingham

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The Facilities Event delivers a powerful combination of senior decision makers and purchase influencers from across the UK’s industrial, commercial and public sectors. Gijs Groen, sales manager of Bird Control Group went to the event and met a lot of influencers from big companies in UK such as Mercedes, IKEA, Tesco. They all have their challenges and issues with mammals around their buildings. Mammal problems cause a lot of financial losses, health and safety risks. Gijs Groen presented to the visitors the EU Life Laser Fence project that Bird Control Group is working on. He showed them photo and video materials and directed the visitors to the website of EU Life Laser Fence.