Friday, 27 July 2012
22-23 (Thursday-Friday) November 2012, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Scotland's five year programme ended in March this year. This programme advanced conservation and management action for 32 of Scotland's species – including: beaver, red squirrel, sea eagle, capercaillie, freshwater pearl mussel, great yellow bumblebee, woolly willow and invasive non-native species such as North American signal crayfish.
SNH is holding a conference to highlight the results, pass on experiences and look ahead at what needs to be done. We will cover a wide range of activities spanning on-the-ground conservation, tackling species conflicts and invasive non-native species, and developing novel approaches to sustainable use and management. See the flyer for more details.
The conference programme is available and Session 5 on Day 2 will be of particular interest to Forum members. It will consider Conflicts and Sustainable Management with presentations by, amongst others: Steve Redpath, Des Thompson, Simon Lester (Langholm Headkeeper) and Susan Davies.
Friday, 20 July 2012
Photo: National Rural Network
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire has recently achieved international status as Scotland’s first UNESCO Biosphere and will now become part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which includes 598 Biospheres in 117 countries.
Thursday, 19 July 2012
|Photo: James Flynn, Irish Times|
An article in The Irish Times covers the launch of a report commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ireland, which shows that re-wetting cutaway bogs would provide climate, biodiversity, water and economic benefits.
The final report of the EPA-funded "Carbon Restore" project is available online.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
News Release to highlight that the production of a Peatland Carbon Code has been identified in the Opportunities for Business Report prepared for the Ecosystem Taskforce as one of the top opportunities for UK business to value and protect nature's services.
Friday, 6 July 2012
The Scottish Government held an event on 27 June 2012 looking at delivery of the Land Use Strategy during its first year and the mainstreaming of the Principles for Sustainable Land Use into land use decision making. The presentations from the day are available from the SG website.