MOG AGM: Otters and Road Mortality

Thanks to everyone who attended this afternoon’s AGM at the Isle of Mull Hotel in Craignure (Sunday 29th).

A brief rundown of the achievements of the past year, as well as a fundraising forecast for the next 12 months, was preceded by a short presentation on ‘Otters and Road Mortality’.

otter_with_fishThis talk highlighted the research carried out by Lesley-Anne Jeffrey into culvert use by otters on the Isle of Mull, as well as gauging public awareness into road traffic collisions involving wild animals on the island.

Lesley-Anne was able to conclude that the installation of roadside reflectors was (probably) the best way forward in helping alleviate the problem of otter road deaths on the island in future. MOG has accepted this and will be putting a number of reflectors on trial at a known otter mortality black spot commencing in 2016.

Thank you to Lesley-Anne for taking this occasion to come to the Isle of Mull, in order to share the results of her research into a subject that has no easy answers.