Craig Macadam, Buglife's Conservation Director, has been award the RSPB Species Champion award this year for Scotland in recognition of a decade work. Craig has championed the conservation of invertebrates for nearly a decade and has developed Buglife Scotland from a single part-time post to an established conservation organisation with 5 members of staff. His passion and enthusiasm inspires others and has delivered positive results for invertebrate conservation in Scotland. Craig has also played an important role in developing Scottish Environment Link's Species Champions initiative which has seen various MSPs champion Scotland’s endangered species.
The fifth annual Nature of Scotland Awards presentation dinner was held on 24 November 2016 at Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh and hosted by wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham. The awards celebrated Scottish conservation's outstanding success stories and brought together around 300 key decision-makers and supporters involved in Scotland's nature conservation industry.
Craig commented, "this award is great recognition not just for my work but the work of all Buglife staff and volunteers in Scotland as we have strived to lead the way on invertebrate conservation and change misconceptions around the importance of the small things that run the planet. The work of course goes on; we are creating pollinator corridors across Scotland through our B-Lines initiative, enhancing and protecting brownfield sites and also leading a campaign to save an endangered endemic species Fonseca's seed fly."