Conservation

Posts authored by The Habitat People relating to our conservation. Read our interesting blogs and learn more about our operations.

Our award winning story Foreword: first of all, let me make it clear I’m not an award winning writer … but please read on to hear our success as conservationists Matthew Cameron 20/05/2022 Back in January, unaware of how much positive change would result, we applied to the Robert Gordon University regional startup accelerator. Our …

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Species Spotlight: The Osprey Authored on 29/04/2022 by Lonieke conservationist and educator at The Habitat People Raptor persecution remains a major issue in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom (see our first blog ‘Raptor Persecution in Scotland’). Many species have suffered major losses and wildlife crime convictions are unfortunately not always successful in …

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Getting a grip on the slippery slope: biodiversity decline Aberdeenshire A blog post authored by Eleanor, written Monday 21st March 2022 The North East of Scotland might, at first glance, appear to have an abundance of green space. Travel for more than twenty minutes out of Aberdeen city in any direction, take a back road …

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State of gender equality, nature conservation A blog post authored by Eleanor, written Thursday 10th March 2022 As much as we at the Habitat People focus many of our conservation efforts on the local community and land here in Aberdeenshire, we also have a great interest in and keep a close eye on the international …

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Mental Wellbeing: an unsung ecosystem service A blog post by Conservationist Matthew, written Friday 18th February 2022 Ecosystem services are any positive benefits that wildlife or ecosystems bring to humankind. Widely recognised services include water provision, flood prevention and pollination. However, one ecosystem service we have historically neglected to acknowledge is the contribution of healthy …

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Saving Aberdeenshire’s Owls A blog post by intern Eleanor reporting her recent work on a long term tawny owl research project, written Friday 18th February 2022 Tawny owls are the UK’s most widespread owl species, and the one most likely to be seen here in Aberdeenshire. They are efficient nocturnal predators with their large, sensitive …

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Raptor Persecution Rage A blog post by intern Eleanor spurred by the recent parliamentary debate around raptor persecution, written Friday 4th February 2022 Raptor persecution has once again been a topic of conversation in the House of Lords. As with most times it comes up the conversation has highlighted why it is essential for conservationists …

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