Recording a Species

March 14, 2012 by NigelHardy 3 Comments

Recording the whereabouts and population strength of any species is vitally important. The data gathered allows scientists to measure the growth, or decline, of a population, its distribution, and potentially a whole host of external factors that drive the success of those populations. The key element of species recording, is that from location to location, […]

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What are Vice Counties?

February 22, 2012 by NigelHardy 1 Comment

In Britain, the recording of species is generally organised in accordance with the system of Vice-counties, a system of division of Britain and Ireland into geographical units based upon traditional counties. They are sometimes called Watsonian vice-counties as they were introduced for Great Britain, its offshore islands, and the Isle of Man, by Hewett Cottrell […]

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Reintroducing Species – The Eurasian Beaver

January 8, 2012 by NigelHardy 1 Comment

I’m a strong believer that any kind of species introduction, or re-introduction, needs to be properly assessed, and then prior to its happening, appropriate methods of control need to be put in place. You only have to look at when Thomas Austin released 24 wild rabbits at his Barwon Park property near Geelong in Victoria […]

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