I have a few projects on the go at the moment relating to predator control. Earlier in the year I submitted a report to Wild Animal Initiative (previously Wild Animal Suffering – Research) under their small grants programme. Using some of the content that I had researched for that report I wrote a paper which is currently under review for publication in a special edition of the journal “Animals”. More news on that when I hear from the journal!
Later in the year I will be running a workshop on Predator control at the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona. This is an interesting topic for me as it is taking me away from a solely marine focus to a more general consideration of large carnivore management. Bringing together experts from different fields is interesting – perhaps terrestrial experts can learn from marine experts and vice versa!