Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Drummuie Wildflower Meadow

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Garden

The East Sutherland Rotary Club planted trees and created a Scottish native wildflower meadow in land adjacent to the A9 at Drummuie, south of Golspie.  The project was to improve the biodiversity and amenity val...

Glencanisp Estate woodland expansion

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Woodland

Expansion of existing fragmented native woodland along south shore of Loch Assynt through reducing deer numbers and introducing controlled grazing by cattle and pigs. The main costs were fencing, cattle & pig crus...

Growing Native TreesGrowing Native Trees

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Lowland, Woodland, Garden

Engaged 4 schools, using puppet theatre and promotional workshops, in growing native trees from seed as a mechanism to increase involvement in wildlife enhancement activity. Timeline: Sep 07: Puppet show &lsqu...

Handa ProjectHanda Project

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Grassland

The project upgraded the path around the island and provided toilet facilities. This enabled SWT to better manage access and thereby avoid disturbance to nesting birds and fragile ecosystems. Year 2011

NW Sutherland Pilot Marine Audit

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

Pilot survey of available information on marine habitats & species for part of NW Sutherland coast. Year - 2009

Village Wildlife Audits

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: mixed

People in Scourie and Rogart carried out comprehensive surveys of their local biodiversity, which have been collated into two informative booklets. Over 100 people were involved in the surveys and events, and the comm...

West Sutherland Elver ProjectWest Sutherland Elver Project

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Marine, Freshwater

Project to survey juvenile eels with volunteers. The information was supplied to National Management Plans. Timeline: May 08: Report produced & circulated.  Mar 09: Presentation to Highland Biodiversity...

What Lives in Our Seas?

Region: Sutherland

Habitat: Marine

This project was run by the Highland Council Ranger Service in conjunction with three local Primary Schools. Melvich Primary looked at the resources that are harvested from the marine and coastal environment, and produce...

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