We have long been interested in assessing the historical extent of floodplain meadows and have worked with a range of individuals over the years who are researching their local meadows in terms of their historic extent. This work requires in-depth research, exploration of the archives and a good knowledge of the local area and is therefore quite specialised.
The European Open Rivers Programme is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for project submissions for dam removal preparatory and demolition projects that fall under grant categories A and B. The EoI must be submitted online via the programme’s Grant Management System by 17:00 CET on 8th July 2022.
Applications are now open for the European Riverprize
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its first water scarcity report of the year, with low levels being recorded in parts of Scotland.
The southern half of the country has reached early warning stage and businesses which abstract water should consider how they can be more efficient to protect both the environment and their own operations.
Scotland’s rivers, lochs and wetlands are being restored back to good health, thanks to support from NatureScot’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund.
In the past three years, the Scottish Government has invested £3.7m in 27 freshwater and river restoration projects across the country, using innovative, nature-based solutions to help reverse biodiversity loss and mitigate against the effects of climate change.
TWO major projects have been given the green light to protect, enhance and help restore nature and the environment in Wales – great news to help tackle the Nature Emergency.
These projects, supported through the EU’s LIFE Programme and match funded by the Welsh Government, will ensure that the £13.8 million cash injection will breathe new life into urgent conservation challenges over the next five years.
Tweed Forum, the charitable trust that looks after the 5,000 sq km catchment of one of the world’s most famous salmon fishing rivers – the River Tweed - is celebrating 30 years of environmental action.
The River Tweed is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and while the main river channel is well known, it contains some significant tributaries including the Teviot, Ettrick, Gala and Leader Waters, the Whiteadder and the River Till as well as many smaller watercourses amounting to 12,500km in total.
We want to know what you think about how biodiversity net gain will work in practice. This consultation sets out our proposals and asks questions about how biodiversity net gain will be applied to Town and Country Planning Act development, and, at a higher level, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
The Dee Catchment Partnership, a collective of organisations tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland, has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The highest accolade for nature conservation in the country, the awards recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements in Scottish nature conservation. The 10th annual ceremony was held virtually this year, hosted by BBC Landward’s Arlene Stuart.