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Xesús Feás was involved in delivering a course for Spanish firefighters to help prevent the spread of the Vespa velutina Asian wasp.
Spanish regional government organizes a course aimed at offering a "greater efficiency" in the intervention of the Vespa velutina
In Northern Spain the Vespa velutina has become a big problem and during 2016 the emergency services received 2636 calls about the Vespa velutina resulting in 2600 nests being discovered
During the week a total of 132 personal attended the course where the firefighters were trained to identify the primary and secondary nests of the Asian wasp and to try out actions for the removal of the nests at sometimes 25 meters high.
This news was published in vive campo where you can read more... http://www.vivecampoo.es/noticia/bomberos-112-se-forman-luchar-avispa-asiatica-11561.html
And further news can be found at http://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20170327/los-bomberos-de-cantabria-perfeccionan-sus-competencias-para-luchar-contra-la-avispa-asiatica-5930326
or at https://www.mituin.com/articulo/los-137-bomberos-autonomicos-aprenden-a-eliminar-los-nidos-de-avispa-asiatica
The Plymouth Herald stated that Westcountry beekeepers are bracing themselves for an invasion of deadly Asian hornets.
Last autumn an Asian hornet (Vespa velutina was sighted near Tetbury in Gloucestershire – it was apparently the first sighting in Britain.