The Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) project ended on June 30th, 2015. We’d like to thank the thousands of people who engaged with the project over the last 4.5 years. We will continue to post updates from the project as reports and publications become available, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The MISE project was a collaboration between Waterford Institute of Technology (lead partner), Waterford City & 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 MISE project aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of mammals through the organisation of events and surveys for citizen scientists. The project relied on innovative non-invasive survey methods (detection without disturbance) complimented with DNA analysis at Waterford IT. The mammals targeted included otters, pine marten, stoats, weasels, squirrels, bats and small mammals.
The project was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme (INTERREG 4A), and ran from April 2011 to the end of June, 2015.