Grampian Squirrel Group’s aim is to maintain Grampian as a core area for red squirrels in the UK. Squirrel monitoring programmes help them to collect information on the distribution of red and grey squirrels, allowing them to identify areas of importance where habitat management or grey squirrel control may be beneficial to their goal of protection and conservation of red squirrels.
The Moray Firth has a wealth of cultural, economic and environmental resources. The Moray Firth Partnership (MFP) was established in 1996 as a forum to share information, plan and help to implement integrated ways of managing these valuable assets. The MFP is a voluntary coalition of organisations and individuals, with over 600 members. They actively seek to work in partnership with their members and other stakeholders for the wider benefit of the Firth.
These woods date back to 1766 when Grantown was established as a new Highland industrial town. Today the woods still produce valuable timber, and are of high conservation value. An extensive network of way-marked paths and tracks provides access for walking, running, orienteering, cycling, and even skiing – when snow allows, whilst others may wish to linger to enjoy the wealth of wildlife that inhabits the woodland. The community of Grantown-on-Spey owns the Anagach Woods through the Anagach Woods Trust, a charitable company.
The objects of the group is to stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of Badenoch & Strathspey; to encourage active conservation of the area through wise use; to encourage high standards of planning and architecture in harmony with the environment.
The Cairngorms Campaign strives to prevent unsustainable, damaging developments and argues for better management of the Cairngorms area. It works with landowners, managers, local authorities, government and agencies to this end.
Culag Community Woodland Trust (CCWT) was formed in 1995 to manage Culag Wood under a fifty-year lease from the owners, Assynt Estates and Highland Council. CCWT owns the Little Assynt Estate, which it bought in November 2000.
The Highland Badger Network is a loose-knit collection of people with the common interest of protecting the welfare of badgers living in the Scottish Highlands. They operate under the umbrella of the national body “Scottish Badgers” who are recognised by the Scottish Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage, and the Police as the voice of badgers in Scotland.
Here you can find information on biodiversity, biodiversity planning, and action taken to raise awareness and improve or protect habitats and species in Highland.
The Highland Biological Recording Group was established in 1986 to: stimulate public interest and involvement in biological recording; collect data on Highland wildlife through surveys; publish the results in an annual newsletter and special publications; maintain a directory of local specialists and recorders; transfer data to and from National Recording Schemes.
Highland Birchwoods was formed in 1992 as a partnership of the Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage, Highland Council and Highland & Islands Enterprise to promote best practice in the management of woodlands and forests to: improve conservation and biodiversity values; deliver sustainable rural development; enhance recreational, landscape and amenity facilities
Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and moths. Highland Branch membership has been on the increase in recent years and they are fortunate in having members in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland as well as in Highland and Moray.
The Foundation is a non-membership charitable trust dedicated to wildlife conservation and research, with a special emphasis on species recovery projects and the restoration of natural ecosystems. Their aim is to carry out important work in the field through project- based activity and to keep administrative overheads to a minimum.