Examples of Innovative Biodiversity Projects in Scotland

JM McCarthy, Hannah Rudman

Research output: Book/Report/Policy Brief/Technical BriefResearch report


This report presents three diverse examples of biodiversity projects in Scotland, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)’s Glencripesdale Reserve, Highland Rewilding Ltd.’s Beldorney Estate, and Edinburgh Agroecology Co-op’s Lauriston Farm. The report focuses on how each of these the projects have developed their business models, community engagement, baseline ecological data and biodiversity project planning. The report also highlights successes and challenges each of the projects have had in developing and running projects to improve biodiversity. Through these case studies, we aim to build our understanding of the business models, community engagement approaches, and data collection methods that can be used in biodiversity projects, and our understanding of what is needed to create high integrity data and methods to support investment in biodiversity projects.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages34
Publication statusPrint publication - 21 Feb 2024


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


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