Buildings and Biodiversity Conference
Inverness, Friday 29th September 2006
This conference brought together a wide variety of speakers looking at all aspects of buildings and biodiversity. The 60 folk who attended were split 50/50 between those involved in the construction industry and those in biodiversity conservation. All were fulsome in their praise of the day and it has already initiated some action up in Thurso, with a housing association incorporating Swift provision into their new flats.
The conference was funded by the Highland Biodiversity Action Plan Implementation Project . It was part of the Highland Swift Survey, which was coordinated by Thalia Watmough, a Project Scotland Volunteer working with The National Trust for Scotland.
Presentations from the conference
The presentations from the conference are available for download via the links below. Please note that all are pdf files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader for PCs. Also note that some of the files are large and may take a long time to download.
- Bats, Badgers, Birds, Buildings and Biodiversity - Ben Ross, Species Adviser (Licensing), SNH (750k pdf)
- Bat Conservation and The NTS - Lindsay Mackinlay, Nature Conservation Adviser of The National Trust for Scotland (West & South regions) (860k pdf)
- Green Roofs - Dusty Gedge of livingroofs.org (not yet available)
- Homes Fit for Birds - Stewart Benn, RSPB (560k pdf)
- Integrating Biodiversity with Built-up Landscapes - Professor Howard Liddell, Principal of Gaia Architects (8mb pdf)
- Swifts in Europe - Edward Mayer, London’s Swifts (3.8mb pdf)
- Swifts in Scotland - Jonathan Willet, Highland Biodiversity Officer (240k pdf)
- The Ecology of Masonry – Tom Morton, Arc-architects (8mb pdf)