Recipes for Recovery: Biodiversity and Nature Finance Case Studies

  • McCarthy, J. (Speaker)
  • Hannah Rudman (Organiser)
  • Marc Metzger (Speaker)
  • Izzy Baker (Speaker)
  • Tasmin Fletcher (Speaker)
  • Dr. Penelope Whitehorn (Speaker)
  • Rob Davidson (Speaker)
  • Leonie Alexander (Speaker)
  • Chris Ellis (Organiser)

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesOral presentation


In this webinar, we shared three examples of biodiversity regeneration projects working with nature finance, including Lauriston Farm, Highlands Rewilding’s Beldorney Estate and RSPB’s Glencripesdale Reserve. These projects range from urban to rural to remote and highlight how each project approached the first years of project planning and baselining, and the different financial mechanisms that supported these activities. The presentation illustrates how each of the projects approach their business models, community engagement and ecological data collection, highlighting common challenges and successes of the projects.

Panelists included:

Leonie Alexander (External Director) and Rob Davidson (Farm Co-ordinator) from Lauriston Farm

Dr Penelope Whitehorn (Co-chief Scientist) from Highlands Rewilding

Izzy Baker (Site Manager) and Tasmin Fletcher (Warden) from RSPB

This event was hosted by members of the NERC-funded project team, including Julia McCarthy (SRUC), Dr Hannah Rudman, Dr Chris Ellis (RBGE) and Professor Marc Metzger (University of Edinburgh), and in association with the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers.
Period9 Jan 2024
Held atScottish Nature Finance Pioneers, United Kingdom


  • biodiversity
  • nature finance
  • business models
  • community engagement
  • ecological data