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We are very grateful to the many hundreds of landowners who have already signed up to support the project by providing land access for native wildlife monitoring (vole and bird surveys), eradication traps and biosecurity. Their knowledge and experience has been invaluable in our efforts to protect our native wildlife and our economy from the threat of stoats.

Want to help?

If you are a landowner and would like to offer land access for traps or wildlife monitoring surveys, please complete our landowner form and we will be in touch.

What giving access involves

To set up land access, our project team meet with landowners, farmers or tenants on site to explain how the stoat traps operate, agree to suitable locations and access routes and discuss any areas to avoid such as fields with young livestock, crops or electric fencing.

We provide protocols and procedures for safe, responsible and agreed land access and will keep in contact about how many stoats are caught on your land and to check all is working well.

Trap locations and checks

As stoats favour using linear features such as field boundaries, dry stone walls and the edges of waterbodies and ditches, these are where the team will want to place the traps rather than in the centre of fields.

The traps are baited and made active at which point the team will then return to check the traps every three weeks.

By offering land access, you can help safeguard the future of our native wildlife and the benefits it provides to Orkney’s residents, visitors and economy.

To find out more, please complete our landowner form and we will get in touch.

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