Funding from LIFE+ is enabling Buglife to work on several exciting projects in Scotland, all on diverse and important habitats for invertebrates.
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding tool for positive action on environmental and climate change issues..
The European Commission launched the LIFE programme in 1992. Since then a total of 224 projects have been co-funded in the UK alone. This includes 157 projects focussing on environmental innovation, 61 projects on nature conservation and biodiversity and 6 on information and communication.
Buglife has secured funding from the LIFE programme in its fourth phase; LIFE+. It has provided co-funding for several wonderful projects in Scotland spanning diverse and important habitats. These projects are being delivered as part of the EcoCo LIFE project: LIFE13 BIO/UK/000428
Life+ projects Buglife are working on include:
Bing’s for Wildlife – Managing two brownfield sites created by the coal industry (spoil heaps known locally as bings) for wildlife and nature.
Glorious Green Roofs – Creating a network of green roofs at industrial sites and emphasising the importance of green roofs for invertebrates and other wildlife.
Bogs for bugs – Slamannan Bog restoration – Restoring approximately 180 hectares of degraded lowland raised bogs in the Central belt of Scotland.
Bridgeness Biodiversity– Managing a brownfield site and creating a wildflower meadow for wildlife and people in Bo’ness.