Stephen has been involved in Arboriculture for over fifteen years. He has both knowledge of the practical side of the industry through working as an Arborist as well as a strong academic, technical and conservation background. He has always taken an active interest in all areas of Arboriculture and kept up to date with current research and developments.
Stephen Lucocq was involved with a team from the RSPB to conserve the future of Asian Vultures. The Asian vulture is integral to the biosphere of Northern India and Nepal. The presence of carrion eating vultures allows the suppression of scavenging populations such as wild dogs and the disease threat they bring to human populations they come into contact with. Tragically Asia’s critically endangered vultures have declined by more than 99% since the 1990s from the use of a pharmaceutical drug called Diclofenac used on livestock. His role in the team is as a tree climber to gain access to the vultures’ nests situated high within the trees in Nepal. This work is an important part of the captive breeding program and it allows satellite tags to be secured on to the birds for monitoring purposes.
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