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(each presentation title is preceded by the date given in the format YYMMDD)
... given to the CIEEM summer conference 2018 "Fit for the future - building a resilient protected areas network"; gives an introduction to the project, the ecological coherence protocol, includes some case studies and indicates how the project contributes to SNH's review of protected areas. Learn more here
... gives an indication of how the project's mapping outputs might serve to assist with quantifying the potential for the habitat network opportunity within the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area. The habitats are as determined under the priorities set by the CSGN strategic targets to 2025. For more information about the CSGN delivery plan learn more here;
... gives a brief overview of the project and explains EcoCoLife's approach to managing risks.
... developed by Butterfly Conservation Scotland, this presentation provides an overview of a new cluster of peatland sites identified through the Ecological Coherence Protocol during the lifetime of the project for management and improvement works.
... gives a brief overview of the project and focuses on how the project has identified and assessed ecosystem services being delivered through the project and how this approach has implications for planning policy. The full range of presentations and conference proceedings from the Tallinn meeting can be seen here.
... gives a complete overview of the project with examples of how the project has used habitat, ecosystem services and opportunity mapping to determine where the best places for people and wildlife are best targeted across the CSGN area. It also includes a brief appraisal of how well the appoach followed by the proejct has worked.
... provides an overview of the SEPA managed Glazert catchment project component in East Dunbartonshire focusing on the main opportunities for river restoration under Water Framework Directive (WFD) drivers.
... gives a brief introduction to the project and explains how EcoCoLife assesses ecosystem services to inform a European workshop held by the Mapping & Assessment of Ecosystem Services (MAES) initiative of the Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE).
... by the East Ayrshire Coalfields Environment Initiative gives an introduction to their work as funded by Life and others given to a gathering of the Erasmus European education forum.
Through EcoCoLIFE, Rowanbank Environmental Arts and Education theatre company delivered a series of 'Circus Whilst You Shop' performances at various shopping centres across the Central Belt. Using acrobatics, trapeze work, stilt-walking and music, the 'Imaginary Forests' show of a group of displaced forest dwellers trying to find their lost tree, captivated 2,700 people through 18 performances in six different venues, with around 8,500 views of the videos on social media! Here's a short taster of the magical show, and longer one too.
Here's the final report, and there's also a series of short, engaging and humourous videos which chronicle Granny Lichenleaf, Moomai, Lulu Whizzlegs, Azan Shooopard, and Tunthunker as they explore the urban world of concrete in their search for the lost green spaces...
- Granny Lichenleaf's quest to find her tree
- Lulu and Moomai want to eat apples
- Tunthunker discovers the internet
- Moomai and Lulu discover an escalator
- Granny Lichenleaf's guerrilla gardening
- Moomai and Lulu get trapped in a phone
- Tunthunker is looking for his tree
- Moomai and Lulu discover planes
- Granny Lichenleaf takes her time
- Moomai and Lulu find shiny things
- Lulu and Azan visit a school
EcoLIFE assessed the value and benefits the project has had for people and the local economy, and we've found many significant effects. These include positive impacts on people’s health and well-being, the incredible value that volunteers provide to the project, the role of the project in stimulating local suppliers and contractors, the effect on employment across the project area, amongst other findings. The assessment uses both quantitative and qualitative measures, and six case studies give in-depth analyses of the project’s impacts. The full report can be found here.
The final conference celebrated EcoCoLIFE's successes and shared lessons learnt from its experiences other landscape-scale projects in the UK and Internationally.
The presentations are also available:
EcoCoLife - the story so far: Paul Sizeland, SNH
Species and habitat conservation
The Hydroscape project: Nigel Willby, University of Stirling
Slammanan Plateau peatland restoration: Scott Shanks, Buglife
Baronshaugh, Cemetery Marsh wetlands & meadows creation: Mark Mitchell, RSPB
Garnock floodplain reconnection: Gill Smart, Scottish Wildlife Trust
Ecosystem services and resilience to climate change
Ecosystem services, and resilience to climate and environmental change: Marc Metzger, Edinburgh University
Skinflats managed realignment: Yvonne Boles, RSPB
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve restoration: David Pickett, SNH
River restoration, the Tyne and Glazert catchments: Charlie Perfect, SEPA
The benefits that connections to nature bring to people
LIFE Green-Go!Carpathians: Piotr Mikołajczyk -
Volunteer engagement with the East Ayrshire coalfields: Daisy Whytock, East Ayrshire Coalfields Environment Initiative
EcoCoLife socio-economic assessment: Donatien VonRohland, Scottish Natural Heritage
The Bog Squad: David Hill, Butterfly Conservation Scotland
Introduction to the revised Ecological Coherence Protocol
B-lines across central Scotland: Suzanne Burgess, Buglife
Inner Forth & A practitioner’s guide: Kate Fuller, Inner Forth Futures
Peat dams - method of installation
Plastic piling - method of installation
Small bunds - method of installation
Peat edge re-profiling - method of installation
Deep trench bunds - method of installation
the Afterlife conservation Plan outlines the actions that will be continued beyond the life of the project as far as is known at April 2019. download it from the link; Afterlife conservation Plan
A concise pictorial summary of the achievements of EcoCoLife can be found in the Layman's Report
Programme for the day; Presentation 1, Jonathan Porter - International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK); Presentation 2, Brian McDonald, Natural England; Presentation 3, Paul Sizeland. SNH; Programme for the Day;
Case Study Posters - Amy Gove, Scottish Water, Assessing Peatland Integrity; Hugh Chalmers, Tweed Forum, Eddlestone Water; Ian MacKenzie, SWT, Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge; Neville Makan, SNH, Carse of Stirling Project; Scott Shanks, Buglife, The Slammanan Bog Project; Shona McConnell, SEPA, Catchment Scale Restoration; Darren Moseley, Forest Research, Modelling and Mapping Ecological Network Connectivity, Coherence and Resilience to Inform Decision Making; Doug Shapley, RSPB, Targeting Atlantic Woodland Conservation
Download the EcoCoLife Final Report here. Confidential and sensitive information has been removed. If you would like further information indicated in the report and in particular referenced as an Annex, please feel invited to contact any member of the project team here.