Slovenia 2017 – Joint Report – John McGregor, Stuart Shaw and Danielle Casey
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Slovenia 2017 – Joint Report – John McGregor, Stuart Shaw and Danielle Casey

NET Managing our Natural and Cultural Assets A programme funded by Erasmus Slovenia 2017 Reports by Danielle Casey, Scottish Natural Heritage Stuart Shaw, Scottish Natural Heritage and John McGregor, SRUC Oatridge Introduction The following three reports provide an insight into the natural heritage of Slovenia. The reports do not follow a set structure; they are […]

Tyrfingsstaðir – Iceland 2017
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Tyrfingsstaðir – Iceland 2017

we headed up the valley to Tyrfingsstaðir to begin our first day of turf building. Here we donned bright waterproof cagoules and met Helgi Sigurðsson, our turf-building teacher and expert. Sigurður Björnsson and Kristín Jóhannsdóttir own and live on the farm.

Estonia 2017 – Rosemary Cunningham
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Estonia 2017 – Rosemary Cunningham

Overall this was an extremely useful course. The Estonian approach to interpretation is generally elegant and the use of sustainable materials taught me that I can seize the opportunity to consider similar pared down approaches in my own practice. Highlights of the trip for me (apart from all the wonderful food) were visiting the convent and the Russian Old Believers Praying House.

Protected species, the law and wildlife conflicts in Norway
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Protected species, the law and wildlife conflicts in Norway

Ben Ross – SNH   Background As Scottish Natural Heritage’s Licensing Manager I oversee the delivery of over 2000 licences each year to allow people to undertake activities affecting protected species that would otherwise be an offence. This includes control of geese to protect agricultural interests, deer authorisations, survey and monitoring licences and many other […]

Deer and Gamebird Hunting Management in Norway – 2017
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Deer and Gamebird Hunting Management in Norway – 2017

In this context, I was particularly interested during my recent visit to Hogskolen I Hedmark, Norway and the associated structured course, to explore how hunting systems and natural wildlife resources were administrated in that country to inform my understanding as to how systems might be improved in the future in Scotland.

Approaches to Integrated Land Management – Norway 2017
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Approaches to Integrated Land Management – Norway 2017

While the vast majority of the land is under some form of management and is modified nature conservation and natural heritage interests appeared to be in a relatively healthy state. During the visit we were largely engaged with consideration of wildlife management for economic purposes (even in relation to protected species including large carnivores), we were able to consider wider ecosystem health and the role that played in maintaining healthy populations of different wildlife species

Grouse Surveys in Norway and Scotland – 2017
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Grouse Surveys in Norway and Scotland – 2017

In Norway, there is an annual monitoring programme of all grouse species that covers much of the country. Started in 2013, the Hønsefugl Portalen is a largescale partnership between NINA (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research), FeFo (a landowner enterprise in Finnmark, Northern Norway), Statskog (State landowner), Miljødirektoratet (Norwegian Environement Agency), HINT (Nordtrondelag University), Norges Fjellstyresamband (Norwegian Mountain Board who administer hunting rights on crown land) and Hedmark University. The initial project began in the 1950’s, walking transects and counting flushed birds, using the distance counting statistical method. It is now a web-based portal for monitoring both public and private land.

Ulv Ledelse i Norge (Wolf Management in Norway) – 2017
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Ulv Ledelse i Norge (Wolf Management in Norway) – 2017

I work for Scottish Natural Heritage and prior to this worked for the Deer Commission for Scotland. Wildlife management in Scotland is an important issue; culturally, economically, socially and increasingly politically. Learning about and seeing first-hand how Norway manages wildlife; the challenges, opportunities and some of the solutions they have found was a valuable experience for me that will influence both my professional and personal life.

Visitors and the countryside – Norway 2017
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Visitors and the countryside – Norway 2017

Visitors and the countryside in Norway   Robert Coleman – RSPB   First impressions count when it comes to visitor experiences and from the flight out to the flight home Norway made a lasting impression. Friendly people, fantastic landscapes and iconic wildlife…so where did we start… INDOORS!   Our first visitor experience in Norway was […]

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