Ascension : Ascension Island Conservation Department
Submitted by The Islander (Conservation Office) 04.11.2010 (Article Archived on 18.11.2010)
Over the past few weeks we have received training with the Conservation over and under 12 bore shot gun.
Invasive Species Management
Over the past few weeks we have received training with the Conservation over and under 12 bore shot gun. Training was delivered by Constable Peter McMullen from the Ascension Island Government Police Department and Conservation Officer, Stedson Stroud. They are both trained users of the shot gun.
The purpose of this training is to enable us to effectively manage the invasive feral animal species on Ascension, in an attempt to protect our endangered endemic and native plant species from extinction. It is our duty as Conservation employees of the Ascension Island Government, to uphold our commitment to the Ascension Island Environment Charter.
We were trained in all the safety aspects of using and handling the gun and how to clean after use.
Natasha training with the shot gun
Thank you to Inspector Jonathan Thomas, Constable Peter McMullen and Stedson Stroud for organising this training.
Stedson and Natasha will both be travelling to St Helena on Thursday 5th November. We hope they enjoy their holidays and look forward to seeing them back in the New Year.
The Conservation Office will be closed on Saturdays from the 6th November 2010 until the 8th January 2011. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Volunteers welcome. Please contact Olivia Renshaw or Natasha Williams. Ascension Island Conservation Department. Georgetown. Tel: 6359. Email: email@example.com