The Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project, which has been running since April 2011, officially finished at the end of June.
The project was a collaboration between Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) (the lead partner), Waterford City and County Council and the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Ireland, and The Vincent Wildlife Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Snowdonia National Park Authority in Wales. The project was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme (INTERREG 4A).
The focus of the project was to involve communities and volunteers in mammal conservation and this allowed us to carry out a variety of conservation, surveys and monitoring work on red squirrels, stoats, weasels, harvest mice, dormice, pine martens, otters and bats. This work would not have been possible without the many volunteers who contributed to the project and we would like to thank everyone who was involved.