Jānis Ozoliņš

Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" is the main centre of forest science in Latvia and leader of…

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Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" is the main centre of forest science in Latvia and leader of scientific ideas in forestry and the related research and development in the country.

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Salaspils
LV-2169 Latvia

Nature Study in Latvia 2nd – 10th September 2018
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Nature Study in Latvia 2nd – 10th September 2018

Feedback from Crispin Hill. SNH. Latvia 2017.
“I’ve very quickly put at least one of key learning areas into use. Our work on community attitudes to beaver release in the Highlands has completely taken off since we got back from Latvia. I’ve been talking to a lot of stakeholders close to an escaped pair of beavers in Strathglass which has successfully produced at least two litters of kits in the last two breeding seasons. Being able to refer to the Latvian experience of having identified a rapid beaver population expansion in the late 90s and being able to react to that with effective management, often delivered through private or community hunting groups has really helped to introduce a new angle to the conversations I’ve had with concerned land managers. Having seen the effects of a large beaver population first hand in Latvia has been invaluable in bringing credibility to the explanations I’m offering people locally about how beaver impacts can be effectively managed.”

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