Located on Scotland’s west coast amongst the wilderness of ancient western acidic oak woodlands, clear-water nutrient-poor lochs and commercial conifer plantations, Taynish and Knapdale Woods is a designated Special Area of Conservation for more than just the reasons listed. Until a few years ago this area was relatively under-studied, with research concentrated on the presence of nationally scarce species such as the hairy dragonfly (Brachytron pratense), Marsh fritillary butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia) and numerous Atlantic bryophytes. Yet now, almost every square meter of land and water is accounted for. Read More

When we go to a supermarket we want to make sure we get the best value for our money, so why not do the same when it comes to conservation actions for wildlife? Read More

Studying urban ecology isn’t always the most glamorous of tasks; whilst others are jetting off to sunny climes in the search of exotic species (and a suntan) or enjoying the solitude of the Scottish Highlands, I’m often left picking my way through abandoned shopping trolleys and discarded Irn-Bru bottles. Yet delve a little deeper, past the smog and grime, and you find that urban wildlife can be just as exciting and rewarding as elsewhere. Read More

Determining the impact of climate change on the sustainability of tourism investment and long-term strategic planning for environmental management in Gabon

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