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River Forth Fisheries Trust Secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for major catchment restoration project in Central Scotland

Friday, July 29, 2016

The River Forth Fisheries Trust has received continued support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Scottish Government, Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s Water Environment Fund (SEPA WEF), City of Edinburgh and West Lothian Councils to deliver RiverLife: Almond & Avon, a project totalling £6.7 Million. 

Why river floodplains are key to preserving nature and biodiversity in the western US

Monday, July 18, 2016

An article from Ric Hauer on The Conversation: "Although they may not commonly be viewed as hotspots for biodiversity, gravel-bed river floodplains are by far the most important feature for nature across the landscapes of western North America.

This is because gravel-bed rivers disproportionately create high diversity of habitats, concentrate nutrients for growth, and provide corridors to link populations of species that would otherwise become isolated.

Beavers in Scotland: A Report to the Scottish Government

Monday, June 27, 2016

This report by Scottish Natural Heritage draws on 20 years of work on beavers in Scotland, as well as experience from elsewhere in Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive summary of existing knowledge and offers four future scenarios for beavers in Scotland for Ministers to consider. It covers a wide range of topics from beaver ecology and genetics, to beaver interactions with farming, forestry, and fisheries. The reintroduction of a species, absent for many centuries, is a very significant decision for any Government to take.

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