Invasive species job vacancy
14 September 2015
The RSPB is seeking an experienced person to assist the Programme Manager in the development of the mouse eradication project as part of the Gough Island Restoration Programme.
Evidence clearly shows that if mice are not eradicated from Gough Island they will continue to drive two endemic British birds, the Tristan albatross and the Gough bunting, towards extinction. After many years of investment, all outstanding operational questions relating to the eradication of mice from Gough Island have now been successfully addressed. Following detailed consideration of the risks and benefits of the programme, a two phased approach to the entire programme has been proposed.
We require a person experienced in the operational preparation and management of complex rodent eradications by aerial baiting. This person will advise, assist and at times lead on developing the procurement plan along with all other planning documentation necessary to implement the mouse eradication component of the programme.
For more information on this vacancy and how to apply, view the advert on the RSPB website.
New GB Invasive Non-native Species Strategy published today
19 August 2015
The GB Invasive Non-native Species Strategy sets out key aims and actions for addressing the threats posed by invasive non-native species. It aims to:
- get people to work better together, including the government, stakeholders, land managers and the general public
- improve co-ordination and co-operation on issues at a European and international level
The strategy covers 2015 to 2020 and replaces the first strategy published in 2008.
The Strategy was produced with extensive input from a wide range of stakeholders.