Biodiversity Projects Directory

Highland Biodiversity Projects

Alness Point beach survey and cleanAlness Point beach survey and clean

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Marine

Alness Wild & Green Group, in association with the East Ross Ranger and Marine Conservation Society, have organised beach surveys and clean-ups at Alness Point. Year 2004

Biodiversity Awareness Raising

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden

An evening of three talks about projects that the Caithness Biodiversity Group had run was held in the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso. It was an opportunity for people not involved in the group to make sug...

Caithness lobster population protectionCaithness lobster population protection

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Marine

Caithness creel fishermen grouped together to undertake a voluntary project to improve the lobster population. A proportion of female lobsters caught were marked with a V-notch in the tail fan, to serve as a marker to...

Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HMSO), Skye and Lochalsh

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Marine

Local fishermen have set up a company, Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO), with support from The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The co...

Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO)

Region: Lochaber

Habitat: Marine

Local fishermen set up a company, Highland Shellfish Management Organisation (HSMO), with support from The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands & Islands Enterprise. The company applied for a ...

Important Biodiversity Places

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Three open evening events for local communities to identify sites of biodiversity importance - involved 77 volunteers, 75 participants. Timescale: Oct 07: 2 public meetings held in Wick & Thurso + Caithnes...

Nature Detectives

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Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Nature Detectives… The Challenge” was launched in April 2011 at South Lodge Primary School, Invergordon. The project aimed to help children find out about the wildlife that lives on their very own doorste...

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

Primary schools biodiversity competitions

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

All primary schools in Caithness were invited to take part in a biodiversity themed competition each year for three years. The type of competitions considered included 1) recording wildlife in the school grounds and comp...

Remote Operated Vehicle Dive Day

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

A Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) submersible vehicle was hired and used to provide real-time underwater footage at the Ullapool Fish Festival and an event in Dundonnell. Over 110 people saw the underwater footage on a big...

School Marine projectSchool Marine project

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Coastal, Marine

This project celebrated Caithness biodiversity species in the Dunnet area through an art wall created by school children with the aid of a professional artist.  The wall include iconic species such as Scottish primr...

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...

Wester Ross Wildlife Year Book

Region: Ross and Cromarty

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland, Garden, Urban

Compile a wildlife book by months with input from the local community. The wildlife Year Book presents a different habitat from the Local Biodiversity Action Plan for each month of the year and describes what is hap...

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...

Wildlife Tour Operators Training

Region: Caithness

Habitat: Marine

Scottish Natural Heritage and the Ranger Service held a wildlife tourism workshop for local fishermen and boat users at Lybster. North Highland College and the Environmental Research Institute provide training for...

Wildlife Watching Leaflet

Region: Skye and Lochalsh

Habitat: Lowland, Upland, Agricultural, Coastal, Grassland, Heathland, Marine, Moorland, Peatland, Freshwater, Woodland, Wetland

The Highland Council Ranger Service and Skye and Lochalsh Environmental Forum produced 10,000 copies of “Wildlife: A guide to finding wildlife in Skye and Lochalsh”. This leaflet highlights the wildlife watch...

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