RZSS Native Species & Scottish Conservation - Edinburgh University SDA Talk - Shared screen with speaker view
Jess - RZSS Conservation Engagement Manager here - please feel free to pop your questions for Dr Helen Taylor here and we’ll get a chance to answer these at the end
thanks very much for a fab talk, really enjoyed it! bit of a more ethical question regarding the wildcats: do you include wildcats in breeding schemes who are less genetically pure if there may be inbreeding issues? I'm curious about the pros/cons
How do you decide which Scottish wild cats to use in breeding program? I know some of the cats used in breeding isn’t purely wild cat, how do you decide the cut-off mark?
How do you monitorize the impact of the introduction of those species on the rest of the ecosystem?
Hi, really enjoyed this talk! Was wondering, how has the way the beavers have changed ecosystems affected other species in the area?
brilliant thank you!
For any of them?
Heya! Super exciting that wildcat introduction is imminent. Once they're back in the wild, what's the plan to keep them from mixing with ferals again? Will there be some sort of control scheme in place?
Have you ever collected scat/fur samples of wild cats for DNA analysis? or is it difficult to do so for wild cats due to the weather/habitat?
do you think that reintroducing wildcats/beavers may serve to help bring wolves and lynx back into Scotland? potentially slightly off topic, but what are your thoughts on introducing these larger predators? do you think the land/people are ready for this?
It's amazing how dedicated NZ is to wildlife conservation. Am I right in thinking they have a Government Department for Conservation? Do you see Scotland heading the same way?
Is any one working with farmers in Tayside as consultants to help with methods to help with beavers flooding thier land and other ways of co-existing with them?
Thank you very much for all this.
Really interesting! Thank you!!
thank you for your answers! Further on the fur samples, do DNA in fur degrade quickly too? Would it be possible to get fur samples in the environment instead of capturing them (so to minimise their stress)?
Thank you for the talk, it was very interesting and engaging!!
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Do you know what changed last year that meant you were able to succeed in getting the pine hoverfly through a full breeding cycle?
Thank you so much! Viva la beaver :)
It was a pleasure.
Thank you! Wonderful talk.
Thank you this was really interesting!
Thank you! The talk is amazing
thank you so much, that was super inspiring!
Thank you so much!!