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RZSS Native Species & Scottish Conservation - Edinburgh University SDA Talk - Shared screen with speaker view
Helen Senn
22:53
Afternoon everyone!
Robert Forson
23:10
hi hi
Alice Wiersma
23:22
Hi!
Helen Senn
23:25
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
Alice Wiersma
59:24
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
Uva Fung
01:00:53
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?
Lila Sakata
01:01:56
How do you monitorize the impact of the introduction of those species on the rest of the ecosystem?
Lucy Mansfield
01:02:52
Hi, really enjoyed this talk! Was wondering, how has the way the beavers have changed ecosystems affected other species in the area?
Alice Wiersma
01:02:59
brilliant thank you!
Lila Sakata
01:03:23
For any of them?
Ava
01:03:26
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?
Lila Sakata
01:06:26
Thank you!
Uva Fung
01:08:19
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?
Alice Wiersma
01:08:26
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?
Emily
01:09:48
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?
Keir Hardy
01:12:34
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?
Alice Wiersma
01:13:14
thank you!
Robert Forson
01:15:25
Thank you very much for all this.
Emily
01:15:29
Really interesting! Thank you!!
Uva Fung
01:16:24
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)?
Chiara
01:16:49
Thank you for the talk, it was very interesting and engaging!!
Helen Senn
01:17:00
Thank you everyone - great questions! If you’d like to get in touch or want to find out more about community fundraising please feel free to email me jwise@rzss.org.uk
Ava
01:17:11
Do you know what changed last year that meant you were able to succeed in getting the pine hoverfly through a full breeding cycle?
Keir Hardy
01:17:23
cheers
mez Bailey
01:17:26
Thank you so much! Viva la beaver :)
Robert Forson
01:17:34
It was a pleasure.
Ava
01:17:34
Thank you!
Abdullah
01:17:43
Thank you! Wonderful talk.
Emma Schoenmakers
01:17:53
Thank you this was really interesting!
Alice Wiersma
01:18:02
absolutely fantastic
Uva Fung
01:18:22
Thank you! The talk is amazing
Lauren
01:18:28
thank you so much, that was super inspiring!
Lila Sakata
01:18:33
Thank you so much!!