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Habitat Management Advice

Few important Scottish habitats are suitably managed for invertebrates. Often landowners and managers are willing to act, but there is a lack of available invertebrate habitat management advice. These Scottish Invertebrate Habitat Management Advice Documents provide this advice, and also include details of agricultural grants and subsidies that may be available to help support management, such as SRDP.

Habitats such as woodland, deadwood, scrubland, grassland, moorland, mountains, freshwater bodies, rivers, estuaries, tubeworm reefs, gaping file shell beds and less obvious wildlife habitats like agricultural set-aside, road verges, post-industrial land, parks and gardens are all important for Scottish invertebrates. To ensure that environmental and economic benefits due to invertebrates continue, beneficial management for invertebrates needs to be practised. At present, few habitats are suitably managed. This is often because invertebrates are either poorly appreciated or taken for granted. Alternatively landowners and managers may be willing to act, but lack the knowledge of what to do.

The Scottish Invertebrate Habitat Management Advice Documents available for download provide advice for landowners and managers, as well as details of agricultural grants and subsidies that may be available to help such management, such as the Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP).

The Scottish Invertebrate Habitat Management Advice Documents contribute towards the implementation of the Strategy for Scottish Invertebrate Conservation, and are part of the Action for Scottish Invertebrates Project. This project is grant-aided by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and delivered on behalf of the Initiative for Scottish Invertebrates (ISI) by Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.

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