Blogs and Podcasts

Dive in and explore our latest wildlife and conservation blogs and podcasts.

Seeds of hope; assessing an island’s seed bank to aid puffin conservation

2 November 2021

Seabird islands are fascinating places. Their unique ecology means you never know what to expect, as the composition of plants and animals on the island can change dramatically from year to year. Growing up in North Berwick, a town in southeast Scotland, the small island of Craigleith has always loomed just off the shore, so close and yet inaccessible to me. The public are not generally allowed to venture onto this mysterious island, so when the chance for me to carry out my Honours project there materialised, I couldn’t resist.

COP26: an opportunity for transformation

31 October 2021

World leaders are now in Glasgow for COP26 - the 26th Conference of all the Parties that signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) nearly 60 years ago. Our CEO, Susan Davies, reflects on what they need to achieve and the role nature restoration can play in combatting rising global temperatures.

COP 15: Biodiversity

19 October 2021

What is COP 15 all about? Read our latest blog to find out what you need to know.

Marine Mammals of the Forth: a history and how you can help

27 September 2021

The Firth of Forth is perhaps not the first place you’d think of to find whales and dolphins. However, as our knowledge grows, it’s becoming apparent that this area is a really important place to many marine mammal species. Read our latest blog by Emily Hague, to find out more about the marine mammals we can find locally in the Firth of Forth.