Highland Biodiversity

This is the website of the Highland Biodiversity Partnership, and it will be updated on a weekly basis by the Highland Council Biodiversity Officers Jonathan Willet and Janet Bromham (contact details below). Since the Highland Biodiversity Project was started in 2002, over £700,000 of new funding has been spent on biodiversity action and planning in Highland. Over two thirds of this money was targeted towards local biodiversity projects. Seven Local Biodiversity Action Plans have been produced, over 130 projects delivered and over 250 awareness-raising events held across the seven LBAP areas. Of larger strategic biodiversity issues, we have had the most success in delivering or initiating projects to tackle Invasive Non-native Species. We have mapped Priority Species and projects to control Giant Hogweed and Highland Rhododendron are underway, representing a spend of over £60,000 to date.

Scope:
All
Taxonomy:
Variety of survey categories
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and Gardens, Plantation and Orchard, Upland and Woodland, Wetland, streams and rivers, Marine.
Country:
Scotland
Region:
Highland
Organisations:
Highland Biodiversity, The Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, RSPB, Scottish Government, European Commision,
Contact:
Janet Bromham or Jonathan Willet,  Highland Biodiversity Officer (job share)
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

Submitting biological records and viewing species distribution maps.

If you have any biological records from the Highland Area, please send them to the Highland Biological Recording Group (HBRG) at the addresses below, or through the HBRG Website.

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