Wester Ross Wildlife Year Book

Project Description

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 happening there at that time. 

To encourage and maintain enthusiasm from the community in this long-term Action Plan and create a sense of ownership, local people were invited to contribute to the Year Book.

A professional editor compiled the publication to ensure high quality production and consistent style. The Year Book is sold to visitors and to local residents, many of whom will know those contributing to the text. 

Timescale:

Oct 08: Contract let.  May 09: Book Group formed to oversee project, volunteers identified. 

Sep 09: articles, stories & images collected into first draft. 

May 10: Nature Yearbook launched at Gairloch Gathering.  Copies sent to all primary schools in W Ross + accommodation / tourist businesses (> 1,000 people), remainder on sale in local shops.  Project complete.

Funder Information

The Highland Council

Highland Environment Forum

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