A novel and ambitious part of uK conservation

We are a private conservation company, made up of a team of passionate innovators. Our mission is to arrest biodiversity loss and offset emissions in North East Scotland within the next 5 years.

Values that Drive us


Think big

We understand successful environmental protection requires big ideas and resourceful approaches



Up to the minute with conservation news and methods. We are data driven and always learning



Transparancy, generosity and accuracy are present in all of our partnerships, creating productive connections



There is no time more important than now to improve awareness of environmental issues and reconnect humans to the planet

About the company

Put simply, we are a private conservation company that works with people, businesses and organisations to manage land and create high quality habitat for the betterment of people, biodiversity and the green economy.

Our director founded the company during the first lockdown of 2020, with the aim of improving biodiversity on a single farm that had expressed interest. Over the past year and a half, The Habitat People has gone from working on one farm, to a limited company assisting in the management of business parks, multiple farms, woodlands and gardens across the North East. Our rapid expansion exemplifies the urgent demand for action on the ongoing mass extinction and climate crisis, and our woodland management, wetland creation, meadow creation & ‘wildlife improvement reports’ have been very popular.

Our purpose and goal is to arrest the collapse of the natural world, whilst also providing services and solutions to the people who’s land we work on. We are a passionate, experienced and determined team of conservationists who will make an impact on the fates of the species and people we work with for the better.

Our team of Big Thinkers

David Hunter

Founder and Director

David has been involved in conservation and land management for the last seven years, having worked for the RSPB, BTO and a number of ecological consultancies. He has a broad bank of knowledge and experience in improving and managing biodiversity in many scenarios.

Matthew Cameron


Matthew is a passionate conservationist and ecologist, having specialised in urban bird breeding ecology. He is also knowledgeable on Climate action in Scotland and strives to integrate ecology and climate change on land management questions.

Lonieke Horninge


Lonieke is experienced in carrying out various ecological surveys and is very passionate about conservation and education. She has worked as assistant warden on Flat Holm island, as habitat mapper for UKCEH and is involved with the University of Aberdeen as a teaching assistant.

Eleanor Stroud

Intern conservationist

Eleanor is in her second year of PhD candidacy with the University of Aberdeen, working on fulmar genetics. Her technical expertise combined with a background of ecology and land use allow her to contribute very positively to the company whilst whilst building new skills and experience.

See our work 

Visualize our habitat creation and improvement, and the testimonies from clients and partners.

Working at the habitat people

The Habitat People creates a progressive and supportive workspace,  continually developing and broadening the skills of employees. Every employee spends 20% of their time on career development, with autonomy to choose these areas of growth. Whilst supportive it is also a challenging environment nurturing and creating enthusiasm to grow the company and its positive effect on the environment. 


 “Working at The Habitat People is a pleasure and a challenge, which is exactly what I want. Most of all it is exciting, and gives me hope for the conservation industry” Matthew (Conservationist)

Let’s get creating

We help bring nature to you and your space, for the betterment of humans and the environment. We are adaptible, expert and hardworking. Find out the services we provide using the button below.