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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

05 November 2019Youth inspiration and youth funding opportunity

Congratulations to Ullapool Sea Savers, who have been shortlisted for a Nature of Scotland Award. Their work is just the sort of activity that the ReRoute Future Routes Fund - for 11 - 26 year olds - wants to encourage.

 

This is a joint fund from SNH and Young Scot for young people who have an idea that will help others to connect with nature and have a positive impact on the natural environment. Ideas can include walks, films, drama conservation work etc.  An individual can apply for £500 to £2000 and a team (2+) can apply for £1000 to £5000. The ideas should be submitted by 24th November - but you can ask for advice in the meantime. (Thank you to Kevin Patrick for telling me about the fund)

30 October 2019Marine litter meeting in Durness

The marine litter group will be meeting in Durness Hall on Friday 6th December at 10.00 for 10.30 am. Anyone who is interested in what has been happening in the west and north-west Highlands is welcome to join us. There will also be a chance to discuss future opportuninites and the potential for joint working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The draft programme is:

  • 10.00 Tea/ Coffee
  • 10.30 Introductions and welcome, Andy Summers

10.40 to  12.30

  • Food in My Belly ~  childrens’ responses to marine litter, Jenny Grant
  • Learning from litter data, Julien Moreau
  • Research from Thurso : UHI and marine challenges, TBC
  • Plastic inside Fulmar, and the Beach Track App, David & Avril Haines
  • Nursery campaigners in Lochinver, Fiona Saywell, TBC
  • Loch Duart Ltd: doing things differently, Ivan Lagoa
  • It’s not all rubbish ~ surveying and sausages, Sue Pomeroy
  • Any other updates

12.30 What next? Opportunities for joint action - including European eels

13.00 Lunch

13.45 Leave for Balnakeil

14.00 Tour of Plastic@Bay workshop

15.00 Close of meeting

If you'd like to join us get in touch with Caroline or turn up at the door.

16 October 2019Biodiversity at the September Forum meeting notes

You can download the minutes of the September forum meeting on biodiversity and all the previous forum meetings here.

06 October 2019Global peatlands and why they matter

Why peatlands matter. A global perspective. We're used to thinking about temperate peatlands - but what about tropical ones? Find out more.

25 September 2019Highland Biodiversity Plan Actions

A summary of work undertaken by agencies, organisations and community groups that fit with the projects in the current Highland Biodiversity Action plan can be downloaded here.

17 September 2019Summary of biodiversity in Scottish Programme for Government

The Scottish Programme for Government includes a number of biodiversity proposals. A summary of the programme highlighting how SNH will work with the programme can be downloaded here.

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