Tag Archives: biodiversity

Edinburgh – a natural capital

Every three years, all public bodies in Scotland report to the Scottish Government on how they’re meeting the legal requirement to further the conservation of biodiversity.  Our report sets out how we’ve looked after our valuable natural environment and worked … Continue reading

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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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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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A new Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan 2016–2018

A new Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan for 2016 to 2018 has been approved by the Council’s Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee. Edinburgh’s unique geology creates a very special natural environment and helps to bring biodiversity right into the heart of … Continue reading

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