Unlocking Nature’s Potential: How Soil Carbon Works to Boost Ecosystem Health

Unlocking Nature’s Potential: How Soil Carbon Works to Boost Ecosystem Health As the world grapples with the relentless impacts of climate change, the urgency to find effective solutions intensifies. One such approach is soil carbon sequestration, a natural process that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil. Since you can…

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…

My Experience by Marcin

My Experience by Marcin

Marcin's experience at The Habitat People A blog fresh after finishing written by Marcin Matkovic on 24th August 2022.  As a student finishing 3 rd year I really wanted to gain valuable experience that would help me improve necessary skills for a future career. Unfortunately, the pandemic made it impossible to find any internships last summer…

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…

Birdlife 2022

Birdlife 2022

Birdlife 2022 update Breeding birds are doing well on the hole at prime four! Improvements on last year.  In the past few months, The Habitat People have done several breeding bird surveys to map the territories of birds by identifying bird song and breeding behaviors. These surveys are carried out at in spring and start…

Plantlife 2022

Plantlife 2022

Meadows plants on the rise New plant species are breaking through the dense knapweed filled fields. Since the first (non Habitat People) attempt to establish a meadow in the northern fields, the species diversity had polarised on just a few species. A huge covering of greater knapweed with patches of creeping thistle and the odd…

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…

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