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One of the most significant contributions to the UK's climate change targets has moved a step closer as the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) today announced a *first-round pass grant of over £4million to restore Europe's largest intact expanse of blanket bog. Flow to the Future is an ambitious plan, co-ordinated by the Peatlands Partnership, to restore seven square miles of globally important peatlands (blanket bog) in Caithness & Sutherland.
Local people in and around Lairg in Sutherland are being invited along to an evening reception by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) at Ferrycroft at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 3 March 2010. SNH is the Scottish Government's advisor on the management, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of Scotland's wildlife, natural habitats and landscape.
A new team for Caithness has been created at Scottish Natural Heritage's North Highland Area Office in Golspie. Tom Kellett is now in charge of the team of Area Officers following a promotion.
Environmental projects in Sutherland are set to benefit from a £20,000 SNH grant for the Sutherland Partnership which will oversee a new assistance fund. The Sutherland Environmental Fund will operate over three years from spring 2009 with the themes of involvement and biodiversity.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on land managers throughout Scotland to ensure that they are not missing out on potential income opportunities from land designated as a nature conservation sites. Under SNH's Natural Care programme land managers can earn extra financial support by signing up to agreements to ensure these important sites will be maintained in the best condition possible.
Helping businesses conserve biodiversity across Scotland The Business and Biodiversity Initiative provides businesses with free practical, on site advice on ways they can contribute towards the conservation and enhancement of habitats and species locally and nationally. Enhancing biodiversity can have a wide range of benefits to businesses, including improved employee satisfaction, improved image, reduced noise and visual complaints from neighbours and improved environmental credentials.