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Natural Capital – Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS)

Are you looking for funding for projects to promote conservation and tackle climate change? In this episode of Natural Capital we discuss Scotland’s Agri-Environment and Climate Scheme (AECS). AECS is…

Technical Note (TN764): Common Habitats Identification

8 October 2023

The wide range of benefits that farmland habitats provide is becoming increasingly recognised and industry is increasing asking farmers to quantify and map these habitats. New guidance will support farmers…

Technical Note (TN763): Five Actions for Nature

5 October 2023

With approximately 80% of land in Scotland devoted to agriculture, the value of farmland habitats in connecting nature-rich habitats through our countryside is becoming increasingly recognised.  Wildlife rich habitats can…

Natural Capital – Landscape Scale Collaboration

31 August 2023


Protecting, valuing and restoring natural capital at the landscape scale requires a joined-up effort and collaboration amongst different landowners and groups. In this episode we are joined by Ross MacLeod…

Living Alongside Beavers

25 July 2023


Argaty Estates was the first landowner in Scotland to legally relocate beavers. Tom Bowser explains what it’s like to farm alongside beavers. The benefits he has seen includes flooding and…

Mitigating Beavers’ Impacts on a Farm

25 July 2023


Kate Sanky from West Moss-side Organic Farm has noticed beaver activity on her land and is concerned about the risk of flooding to her land and business. Dr Roo Campbell,…

Accommodating Beaver Impacts on a Farm

25 July 2023


Nicola Colquhoun from Ledcharrie farm, a family run deer farm in the north of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, discusses how she first noticed beavers on her land.…

Beavers: Translocation, Ecology and Mitigation

25 July 2023


The Cairngorm National Park Authority (CPNA) is in the process of applying for a license to translocate beavers to the national park. Jonathan Willet and Lewis Pate from CNPA discuss…

Natural Capital – Highlands Rewilding

12 May 2023

We talk to Dr Jeremy Leggett from Highlands Rewilding, who are aiming to rewild and repopulate the highlands through a business model focusing on enhancing and restoring natural capital. Doing…

Natural Capital – Bees, Butterflies and Biodiversity

We begin our second series of Natural Capital exploring Bees, Butterflies and Biodiversity with Dr Lorna Cole, an agricultural ecologist whose work addresses the challenge of feeding our growing world…

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