NSA Scotland - Lynx Webinar
7th June 2021 - 7th June 2021
This webinar will be targeted at NSA Scotland members and wider Scottish sheep farmers and crofters to gain information on Lynx in general, why reintroduction is being discussed, the study currently being carried out in the Cairngorms National Park, and to enquire further on matters relating to Lynx. This will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their views and concerns which will be included in a report delivered to the project partners (Trees for Life and Scotland/The Big Picture) by Vincent Wildlife Trust.
Please note that the presentations delivered will not advocate or oppose the reintroduction of Lynx to Scotland. They will be used to objectively explore what is in place in other countries, the possibilities of reintroduction, the use of compensation and other considerations which may be necessary and applicable to Scottish sheep farmers and crofters.
Please submit any questions or queries ahead of the event to: [email protected]
Jen Craig (NSA Scotland Chair)
Host of the meeting alongside a panel of NSA Scotland Committee members. Jen was an NSA Next Generation Ambassador in 2014 which paved her way towards being elected the NSA Scotland Chair first in 2019 and again in 2021.
David Bavin (VWT Senior Carnivore Project Officer)
For more than 45 years, Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) has led the way in supporting the recovery of mammals such as the otter, water vole, horseshoe bats and, more recently, pine marten. VWT is respected internationally as a leader in developing and implementing innovative approaches that halt and reverse declines in threatened mammal species. The Trust works in Britain, Ireland and targeted areas of continental Europe, focusing on carnivores and the rarer bats. David is a Senior Carnivore Project Officer with Vincent Wildlife Trust. David’s interests lie broadly in ecosystem restoration and more specifically in species reintroductions and environmental conflicts. Alongside degrees in Zoology (BSc), Wildlife Biology (MSc) and an MPhil in Reintroduction Biology, David also has training in Conflict Mediation with the International School of Research in Applied Ecology and facilitation expertise.