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The Orkney Native Wildlife Project protects the unique native wildlife of Orkney by addressing the threat it faces from invasive, non-native stoats.
The project is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, NatureScot and Orkney Islands Council with generous support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the EU’s LIFE programme.
This ambitious partnership project is the first stoat eradication conducted in the northern hemisphere, the largest island stoat eradication in the world to date, and the first of its size on fully inhabited islands.
The project staff work alongside our volunteers, local communities, tourism groups, schools, farmers, and land managers to provide lasting benefits for the wildlife, people, and economy of these unique islands.
The project will also provide a lasting legacy by developing biosecurity plans to ensure stoats don't spread to other Orkney islands, as well as preventing them (once removed) from returning to Orkney in the future.