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15.02.2018

A new management action implemented in COAT Varanger Arctic fox module

On February 13, twenty-seven captive bred arctic foxes were released on the Varanger Peninsula as a new management action to prevent extinction of the species in northernmost Fennoscandia.

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06.02.2018

Goose density influences predation on ground-nesting birds in Svalbard

The number of geese that spend the summer in Svalbard has increased in recent years. Geese nest on the ground, where their eggs and chicks are easy prey for arctic foxes. If goose colonies attract foxes, how might that affect the survival of other birds that nest on the tundra?

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05.12.2017

Salvage logging of mountain birch after moth outbreaks

Outbreaks of defoliating geometrid moths have damaged thousands of square kilometres of mountain birch forest in northern Scandinavia during the last two decades. Salvage logging of damaged mountain birch stands has been discussed as a means of speeding up the regeneration of the forest.

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Current activities

13 Ministry of Climate and Environment
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 08.02.2018

Presentation of COAT for the Minister of Climate and Environment Ola Elvestuen in Vadsø

16 Svalbard Seminar Series
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 16.01.2018

Åshild Ønvik Pedersen is holding a lecture about COAT at the Svalbard Seminar Series

08 Norwegian Research Council
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 06.12.2017

Follow-up meeting regarding COAT infrastructure

21 Varanger National Park Board
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 21.11.2017

Meeting about permits for COAT infrastructure