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This brief recommends livestock-related policies and actions that are able to significantly improve the health of people, animals and environments through One Health approaches. The actions recommended here, with their multiple cross-sector benefits, emerged from a 2021 investigation by the...

Author(s)
MacMillan, S.; Victor, M.; Mugo, C.
Publisher
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Livestock investments to transform and scale One Health, 2022, pp 6 pp.
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This paper presents current evidence from within the UK and other temperate regions regarding the efficacy of fisheries management measures in safeguarding the protected features of marine protected areas (MPAs) and wider biodiversity benefits that have been noted. It is divided into three main...

Author(s)
Cunningham, S.; Donnan, D.; Gillham, K.; James, B.; Kamphausen, L.; Henderson, S.
Publisher
NatureScot, Inverness, UK
Citation
NatureScot Research Report 1292 - Towards understanding the effectiveness of measures to manage fishing activity of relevance to MPAs in Scotland, 2022, pp 42 pp.
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The paper describes the methods, data collection, data analysis and recommendations of a project to develop and trial surveys of mountain hares (Lepus timidus) that are suitable for participation by a diverse range of volunteers, across the whole extent of the species' range in Scotland, UK.

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Wetherhill, A. S.; Coomber, F. G.; Darvill, B.; Hesford, N.; Marquand, C. le; Macleod, R.; Mathews, F.; Newey, S.; Raynor, R.; Willis, S.; Wilson, M. W.
Publisher
NatureScot, Inverness, UK
Citation
NatureScot Research Report 1294 - Development of the Mountain Hare National Monitoring Scheme - trialling a citizen science approach, 2022, pp 66 pp.
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This report details the methodology, results analysis and conclusions of a herbivore impact assessment (HIA) carried out on the seedlings and saplings in the Ardvar woodland in Scotland, UK, in May 2021. The results of the 2021 survey are compared with the survey results from 2018. The general...

Author(s)
Heaton, S. A.
Publisher
NatureScot, Inverness, UK
Citation
NatureScot Research Report 1282 - Ardvar Woodlands SSSI/ SAC Herbivore Impact Assessment 2021, 2022, pp 23 pp.
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This paper describes a risk assessment study regarding the history, distribution, spread and environmental impact of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) as part of a control programme in Scotland, UK.

Publisher
NatureScot, Inverness, UK
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NatureScot Research Report 1288 - Updated non-native species risk assessment of feral pigs in Scotland, 2022, pp 54 pp.
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This paper describes a 2015 project on the distribution; population dynamics; ecology; environmental impact; risk assessment and practical, humane and cost-effective options for managing populations of feral pigs (Sus scrofa)in Scotland, UK. The results will provide science-based evidence to...

Author(s)
Massei, G.; Ward, A.
Publisher
NatureScot, Inverness, UK
Citation
NatureScot Research Report 876 - Preliminary assessment completed in 2015 of the feasibility of maintaining, limiting or eradicating feral pigs in Scotland, 2022, pp 99 pp.
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As part of a data gathering exercise, Natural England has commissioned a study to investigate the underlying genetic diversity of beavers (Castor fiber) living in England, UK. This report outlines the genetic analysis that was undertaken on available samples in 2013 from individuals that were...

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Ritchie-Parker, H.; Ball, A.; Campbell-Palmer, R.; Taylor, H.; Senn, H.
Publisher
Natural England, UK, York, UK
Citation
Genetic diversity analysis of beavers (Castor fiber) in England, 2022, pp 69 pp.
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Chinese mystery snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis) is a problem invasive non-native species in many parts of the world and was first found within ditches at Pevensey Levels, Sussex in 2018. This project delivers important baseline data on the applications of DNA technologies, specifically the...

Author(s)
Rees, H. C.
Publisher
Natural England, UK, York, UK
Citation
eDNA Detection of Cipangopaludina chinensis in ditch systems at Pevensey Levels, Sussex, 2022, pp 57 pp.
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This publication providea an up-to-date data on ammocoete populations and habitat of the Solway Firth river lamprey (Lampetra fluviatilis) populations within the associated riverine environments to inform the condition assessment of the species. The report on the study presented in this document...

Author(s)
Napier-Munn, T.; O'Keeffe, N.
Publisher
Natural England, UK, York, UK
Citation
Monitoring of Lamprey in the Solway SAC 2015, 2022, pp 40 pp.
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This publication reports on the accuracy of DNA species identification for invertebrates, and investigates also on the reliability of the BOLD database for undertaking invertebrate identification and whether abundance can be inferred as a part of DNA sequencing. Included in the report are the...

Author(s)
Rees, H. C.; Maddison, B. M.; Owen, J. P.; Baker, C. A.; Bishop, K.; Gough, K. C.; Webb, J. R.
Publisher
Natural England, UK, York, UK
Citation
The Efficacy of DNA sequencing on samples of terrestrial invertebrates 2018/2019, 2022, pp unpaginated

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