“When we erode biodiversity, we favour species that are more likely to be zoonotic hosts, increasing our risk of spillover events.”
Planting nearly 24,000 metres of hedgerows alongside a range of agri-environment areas on their farm, the Sutherland family has dramatically improved the sustainability and biodiversity of Simbister.
A development of 16 houses is to go ahead in Toab, twice the recommended density for the area.
““Crofting is a way of life. Once it goes, there is no going back.”
“Empowering everyone – individuals, organisations and governments – to build a world in which nature and people can thrive together”
All public bodies in Scotland have a ‘biodiversity duty’.
‘ more than half of public bodies haven’t completed biodiversity reports….“
This Saturday, 19th August, volunteers will be recording the flora and fauna found there in what is being called ” A Bio Blitz” of Happy Valley.