Category Archives: Biodiversity

Great Green Roof! City centre rooftop safari filmed at Council HQ

In common with several city centre buildings, the Council HQ at Waverley Court has rooftop gardens.  Green roofs on buildings have many benefits including improving energy efficiency, reducing the urban heat island effect and reducing water run off in the … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Edinburgh’s Living Landscape

Ian Mackenzie from Scottish Wildlife Trust gave the second in a series of talks to raise awareness of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy. Ian manages the Trust’s Living Landscape programme across Scotland. The Edinburgh Living Landscape is … Continue reading

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Open Space 2021: Greenspace and Health talk

To raise awareness of some of the key themes of Open Space 2021, Edinburgh’s new Open Space Strategy, we are holding a series of lunchtime training sessions for staff. Professor Catharine Ward Thompson from the University of Edinburgh gave us … Continue reading

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Help out with a Swift survey

In Edinburgh we’ve been working since 2000 to help our declining population of swifts.  This summer, in partnership with the RSPB, we are carrying out the first full survey in 10 years to identify where these amazing birds are nesting … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Biodiversity

Emma’s Blog Post #2: Edinburgh Biodiversity Now, I’m sure you’re all aware of the Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-18 produced by the Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership… but just in case you aren’t, I’ll quickly fill you in; it was published in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Edinburgh’s Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-18

An event took place in Holyrood Park on Wednesday 25 May to launch the Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan (EBAP) for 2016-18. Partner organisations gathered to hear speakers from hosts Historic Environment Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Water … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Biodiversity Week 21-29 May 2016

Learn more about Edinburgh’s amazing natural world during Edinburgh Biodiversity Week 21-29 May 2016.  From Arthur’s Seat to Red Moss Nature Reserve in the Pentlands, we have some very special places for wildlife.  Have a look at the programme of … Continue reading

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