The final version of the Scottish National Planning Framework 3 was published today (23rd June 2014). WRi is very pleased to see that protection for wild land and recognition of the revised wild land map produced by SNH using approaches and methodes developed by WRi has made it into the document (see Carver et al., … Read more Wild land formalised in Scottish Planning Policy
The Scottish Government published their third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on Tuesday 30 April 2103. This will influence development plans across Scotland and guide future planning decisions on a range of sectors including transport, energy and infrastructure. Section 2.20 focuses on wild land and states: “SNH has been updating … Read more WRi work drives Scottish policy on wild land
WRi has secured a Darwin Fellowhip for Karina Aguilar Vizcaino worth £17,100 to consolidate the work of the Darwin Initiative Project 17027 ‘Market Based Scheme for Conservation in La Primavera Forest Mexico’ by providing training and analysis in the selection, design and management of biological corridors that will be implemented in the reserve. Karina will receive training in … Read more WRi awarded Darwin Fellowship
The EEA has published a new report on Protected Areas in Europe (EEA Report No 5/2012). WRi policy and mapping work has been used to underpin this in respect to wilderness quality (see pages 34-35).
Jin Su Jeong (PhD student, Extremadura, Spain) is visitng WRi and CSAP for 3 months (June-August 2011) working on web GIS-enabled approaches to the location and design of rural buildings integrating spatial information and stakeholder knowledge with participatory mapping and environmental assessment.
Michael Markieta (Ryerston University International Work Experience Scholarship student, Canada) is visiting WRi for 6 weeks (May-June 2011) to work on identifying possible GIS solutions to the developing wind farm-wild land conflicts in Scotland.
WRi work on wildness mapping in Scotland reported by BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8321898.stm
Report prepared for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and SNH, 2008.