Jon Cranfield

travel to Scotland 19th May 2011

In Uncategorized on May 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

Just on the train now travelling to Edinburgh to provide reptile survey and handling training to a consultancy who are working on a reptile mitigation project. Mostly dealing with slow-worms, lizards and on some parts Adder.

Should be up there by 2.30pm. Never have been to Scotland for a herping trip before. Should be good at least I have a classroom session first then goping out top the field site either later today or tomorrow morning. Then coming back to Winchester.

Reptiles have not featured highly on Scottish environmental assessments though they are protected and in Scotland they have stronger protection (in theory) than their counterparts in England.

This particular project has been devised by Scottish Natural Heritage and what I have learned so far is that it is definitely a different approach to how reptiles are dealt with back in England.

I will report back soon on how this goes.

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