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#1 Chris Plumb

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

£135K to move 55 voles!

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...merset-32127454

 

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

£135K to move 55 voles!

 

And why not?

 

A lot cheaper than the pointless culling of Oxyura jamaicensis, (the Ruddy Duck) -  and the Voles are still alive.



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Posted 05 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

A consultancy would likely charge in the region of £70/hr for a senior ecologist doing the job (he wouldn't get anything like that) so 6 months work...!


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:59 AM

£6,000,000 to protect a few already heavily-subsidised businesses and second homes!



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

And why not?

 

A lot cheaper than the pointless culling of Oxyura jamaicensis, (the Ruddy Duck) -  and the Voles are still alive.

:doh: Could have got some perfectly competent volunteers to do the job for a lot less, perks for a friend of a friend I suspect.  :doh:



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:24 PM

:doh: Could have got some perfectly competent volunteers to do the job for a lot less, perks for a friend of a friend I suspect.  :doh:

 

Unfortunately Norm, the world no longer works like that, your volunteers would have to be qualified in all manner of things and probably licensed to go within half a mile of a Water Vole:  and who's going to ensure that they wear a life jacket once they're within sight of a puddle? ;)



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 03:00 PM

Unfortunately Norm, the world no longer works like that, your volunteers would have to be qualified in all manner of things and probably licensed to go within half a mile of a Water Vole:  and who's going to ensure that they wear a life jacket once they're within sight of a puddle? ;)

:clap3: A lot of volunteers are well qualified in a lot of things these days, it's just a matter of knowing the right people or having a funny handshake.   :yucky: