Incursion 21 March 2021

GWCT Guidelines to make a 'mink raft'

Thomas Churchyard Biosecurity for LIFE Project Manager, Scotland

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWGT) 'Mink Raft' was developed both as a means of detecting mink, and as a favourable trap site. 

The mink raft is can be used for surveillance but also for trapping mink as and when required. It detects mink footprints in clay, so a trap only needs be set when there is evidence of a mink present.

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gwct-mink-raft-guidelines2015.pdf

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Surveillance 23 March 2021

GWCT Guidelines to make a 'mink raft'

Thomas Churchyard Biosecurity for LIFE Project Manager, Scotland

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWGT) 'Mink Raft' was developed both as a means of detecting mink, and as a favourable trap site.

The mink raft is can be used for monitoring (and then trapping mink as and when required). It detects mink footprints in clay, and being a raft on water, this increases the likelihood of its use by mink.

Click the PDF's below

gwct-mink-raft-guidelines2015-1.pdf

PDF 156kb

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Surveillance 27 March 2021

Recipe for making flavoured wax blocks

Follow the recipe (from Wildlife Management International Limited) and use the equipment list to make favoured wax blocks to use in your surveillance.

Biosecurity for Life Officer RSPB, Scotland
Surveillance 23 March 2021

MANUAL - Island Biosecurity

This manual provides best practice guidelines in a useful guide to help those working on or managing islands to detect the early warning signs of the presence of rats and other invasive species and prevent them becoming established.

Biosecurity for Life Officer RSPB, Scotland

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