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15 November 2017
Work, Coast and Mountain

Two Highland jobs and some interesting coastal news this week - not too mention an article on the benefits of getting out of doors - the perfect excuse to abandon my laptop!

Jobs

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative Project Manager Can be based in any SNH office in Scotland. Closing date 3rd December

British Ecological Society, Policy Officer in Scotland. Closing date, 4th December

Coastal news

Interesting news items on funding for coastal work in England and Wales - which give food for thought in connection to how we might care for our Highland coastlands.

Funding for sand dunes - described by the HLF press release as 'the habitat most at risk in Europe'.Dynamic Dunescapes - HLF funded work in England and Wales

The £2.9 million support from the HLF’s Landscape Partnership programme makes possible an exciting new £5 million ‘Seascape’ scheme, which will deliver over 30 coastal projects from South Shields to Teesmouth over the next six years.

Study offers detailed insight into early-life behaviour of grey seal pups at sea - Plymouth University

And of relevance to our marine litter working group who are meeting in Ullapool on 28th November:

IUCN news Good initiatives exist but more action needed to tackle marine plastics

Marine microplastics detected in ocean bottom-dweller bellies - from August - but a highly relevant piece of research from SAMS

Other news

Daily Ben Nevis walks saved my life, says Blackpool forklift driver