MoD uses GPS to track Deer in Lulworth Cove

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Thousands of pounds have been spent by the Ministry of Defence on global positioning systems to track deer.
The GPS collars were fitted to Sika deer in the Lulworth Training Area to determine the reason for increasing herd numbers in Dorset.

Junior defence minister Derek Twigg, told the House of Commons the project is co-funded by Bournemouth University and the British Deer Society.

The MoD has contributed £32,500 and the other two partners £85,000.

Mr Twigg said: "The numbers of Sika deer within the Lulworth Range area have been increasing.

"However, Defence Estates has been unable to determine whether this is due to resident herds or migration of deer from other areas which are less well managed.

"There is also concern about their impact on the important local habitat and potential damage claims to the MoD.

"The project aims to increase understanding of the issues involved."

Last week the MoD revealed it spent £1,765 to use helicopters to track the endangered Antillean manatee in Belize.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7068517.stm

So that is where all the dosh is going now, the MoD has taken over DEFRA's role!
 
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Gremlin said:
Thousands of pounds have been spent by the Ministry of Defence on global positioning systems to track deer.
The GPS collars were fitted to Sika deer in the Lulworth Training Area to determine the reason for increasing herd numbers in Dorset.

Junior defence minister Derek Twigg, told the House of Commons the project is co-funded by Bournemouth University and the British Deer Society.

The MoD has contributed £32,500 and the other two partners £85,000.

Mr Twigg said: "The numbers of Sika deer within the Lulworth Range area have been increasing.

"However, Defence Estates has been unable to determine whether this is due to resident herds or migration of deer from other areas which are less well managed.

"There is also concern about their impact on the important local habitat and potential damage claims to the MoD.

"The project aims to increase understanding of the issues involved."

Last week the MoD revealed it spent £1,765 to use helicopters to track the endangered Antillean manatee in Belize.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7068517.stm

So that is where all the dosh is going now, the MoD has taken over DEFRA's role!
Good to see that £1 Billion cost savings crunch is going to good use. We'll just tie up another Ship of the Line.....
 
#4
Is this the GPS-Global Positioning STAG the yanks were experimenting with.
 
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