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If you've any news about Highland biodiversity and the environment that you'd like us to share, get in touch with Caroline at highlandenvironmentforum@gmail.com

20 August 2019Seeking your views on Highland Biodiversity

The Highland Biodiversity Action Plan is due for renewal by the end of 2020, and so we are beginning to gather the views of Forum members on what they would like the plan to include.

We've put together a survey to begin this process and would be very grateful if you could spend a short time sharing your thoughts with us.

The survey is primarily focussed on action that we can all undertake in the Highlands by working together as partners in a biodiversity action plan.

Take part in the survey here

The next Highland Environment Forum meeting on 17th September is focussing on biodiversity. Find out more and book here.

17 July 2019Scientists team up to study the spread and impacts of invasive pink salmon

As it is anticipated that pink salmon will appear in UK rivers in large numbers this year, ecologists across the UK are teaming up to explore the presence of invasive pink salmon and their potential impacts.

This year-long preliminary study will use environmental DNA techniques to detect and plot the distribution of this non-native species and environmental tracers to explore their impact on our riverine ecosystems.

It comes after unprecedented numbers of pink salmon (also known as humpback salmon) were encountered in UK rivers in 2017. Read more

10 July 2019More than 100 pearl mussels poached from Sutherland river

Police are investigating the poaching of freshwater pearl mussels at a Highlands river.

The remains of more than 100 of the protected shellfish were found on the upper reaches of the River Oykel in Sutherland on 4 July.

Police believe the poaching happened some time over the last two months. Read more

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