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Research & review

Detailed research projects on rare species, habitats or designated sites

Urban woodland pathThe Wildlife Partnership have undertaken several species research projects. These projects have looked in detail at three rare plant species:- Sticky catchfly Lychnis viscaria, Alpine sow thistle Cicerbita alpina and Holy grass Hierochloe odorata. Detailed studies of the current distribution and level of populations has informed the long term management of all three species.

The Wildlife Partnership have reviewed documentation produced by other ecologists and produced assessments of this documentation or the sites considered in it.

We recently undertook a review of locally designated sites in Falkirk on behalf of the Council. This project involved visiting all of their locally designated sites ie Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation and Wildlife Sites, and compared previous surveys with the current condition of the sites. Years of experience in survey and assessment of sites allows for a rapid appraisal and identification of current and future threats to habitat condition.

The Wildlife Partnership have undertaken annual and final reviews of Darwin Initiative projects on behalf of the Darwin Initiative and reviews on behalf of the Millennium Forest for Scotland.

Sphagnum moss

Sphagnum moss

Common spotted orchid

Common spotted orchid