Mya’s experience as wildflower intern
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Mya’s experience as wildflower intern

Mya’s experience as wildlfower intern A blog by Mya herself to share her experience at The Habitat People, whta she learned and gained, 08/09/2022. Between my first two years studying Ecology at the University of Aberdeen, I wanted to engage with the real-world conservation sector. I sought opportunities in the type of work that would…

Are nettles necessary?

Are nettles necessary?

Are nettles necessary? A blog by Matthew Cameron exploring the importance of nettles in our gardens. Written 29/07/2022. Nettles in garden is a confusing subject. Tradition dictates we treat them like a gardener’s plague, removing and preventing any sign of a nettle. Conservationists will say the opposite, “leave a patch of nettles for the local…

10 things to know about Wildflowers and meadow
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10 things to know about Wildflowers and meadow

10 things to know about wildflowers and meadows A blog by Matthew Cameron, an experienced meadow restoration conservationist in the North East of Scotland, eager to pass on some tips.  Wildflowers and meadow are fascinating people all over the UK for their beauty and their significance to pollinator populations. And rightly so! The benefits brought…

How are Neonicotinoids Decimating pollinators?
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How are Neonicotinoids Decimating pollinators?

How neonicotinoids are threatening our pollinators? A blog by Matthew Cameron, Conservation ecologist at The Habitat People, passionate about maintaining ecosystem services such as pollination. Currently, two major crop producing countries are at war and worldwide food security may be in jeopardy. Most governments will be reassessing their own agricultural production and how to make…

Reducing the Environmental impact of foodwaste
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Reducing the Environmental impact of foodwaste

Reducing the environmental impact of food waste Written on 02/06/2022 by Lonieke Horninge, conservationist at The Habitat People. Also an anti food waste warrior and known Aberdeen food redistributor. Food waste is a big issue globally, with an estimated 1.3 billion (!) tonnes wasted every year. That is approximately a third of production, an absolutely…

Carbon Insetting in Scotland
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Carbon Insetting in Scotland

Carbon Insetting in Scotland A blog written my Matthew Cameron, conservation ecologist at The Habitat People on 27/05/2022. Most people are aware of carbon offsetting, a system where we compensate for our carbon footprint by paying external organisations to reduce carbon emissions or sequester carbon on our behalf. This is an essential element for organisations…

Our RGU accelerator experience
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Our RGU accelerator experience

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…

Species Spotlight: the osprey
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Species Spotlight: the osprey

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…

The planetary boundary framework: how biodiversity can provide for us
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The planetary boundary framework: how biodiversity can provide for us

The Planetary Boundary Framework: How Biodiversity Supports Us We, as human beings, rely on our planet. The earth, and the creatures that we share it with, provide the food, water and air we need to live. But the planets’ ability to support us is being challenged by a problem of our own making; climate change. …

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