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BEAVER & OTTER RESEARCH PROJECT

PERFORM VITAL TASKS IN OUR RESEARCH

For the past two years the SCE have been involved in research on two of the largest amfibic mammals in Scandinavia, the otter and the beaver. The research has consisted primarily towards furthering our knowledge of the ecology of both species. But it has also consisted largely of mapping and monitoring the re-expanding otter population, comparison between beaver habitats and effects on the surrounding environment from beaver activity.

 

Explore the vast forested areas of Scandinavia while taking an active part in our research project. The project consist largely of studying and collecting data on both species in the field. Also trying to collect visual data through observing or camera footage of the animals will be a large part of the project.

 

Learn how to observe, read tracks and signs, and how to preserve the nature that surrounds these species. During your time on this project you will be working in the field and learn different types of monitoring techniques, mainly on beaver and otter but also other various species of wildlife. 

You will be working with various field equipment such as camera-traps, GPS-devices, ARCgis, research equipment and more. Participants should be prepared to spend a lot of time in the field in any and all weather conditions. Cooking will be done in the kitchen at homebase or over gas cookers when we stay in the wild. The accommodation will consist of tents but also shared rooms at the base. 

What is included

  • Transportation between Örebro and volunteer base

  • Accommodation for the whole duration

  • 3 meals per day

  • Shelters, cooking stoves, and other equipment (for further info see equipment list)

  • All instructions and a professional guide/instructor for 14 days

 

Not included

  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages

  • Flights to/from Stockholm

  • Extra accommodation before or after the expedition dates 

  • Travel insurance

COVID-19: If the SCE has to cancel an expedition due to effects of the

Covid-19, full refunds will be issued. Read more about our refund policies here

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Duration

11 days

Age

18+ yrs

Participation fee

€ 990

Aktivities

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Nature conservation

Wildlife tracking and monitoring

Research skills

 Focus species

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Otter

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Beaver

Pick up/drop off point

Örebro Central train station