Black grouse Tetrao tetrix, adult male on lek. Corrimony RSPB reserve. Scotland

The 2017 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2017 awards represent a cross-section of businesses, charities, the public sector and individuals working towards conserving the country’s unique wildlife and natural environment.

Our shortlist

Community Initiative award

  • Cumbernauld Living Landscape - Engaging Communities to Enhance Urban Greenspace
  • Greenbuds
  • Growing for Nature
  • Tayport Community Garden
  • The South Seeds Croft

Corporate Award

  • DEEP - Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project
  • Loch Lomond Golf Club Peatland Habitats
  • PwC Environmental Volunteering Programme

Food and Farming award

  • Clyde Valley Orchard Co-operative
  • Castlemains Climate Change Focus Farm
  • Maddiston Community Growing Area
  • Mull & Iona Food Trail
  • Ruthven Farm, Tomintoul
  • Whitmuir Farm – Modelling a Sustainable Food System

Innovation Award

  • DON'T STEP THERE, YOU'LL SINK! Jump on, we'll ride
  • HiDef Aerial Surveying
  • Mission: wood ant nest translocation
  • North West Highlands Snorkel Trail
  • Seven Lochs Floating Wetlands
  • Welcome through wildlife

Marine Conservation award

  • Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Research Programme
  • Seasearch in Scotland
  • The Great Nurdle Hunt
  • The WiSe Scheme - safe and sustainable marine wildlife watching
  • Whale detectives - Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme volunteer network

Nature Tourism award

  • Informing and campaigning for a better marine environment for all
  • North West Highlands Snorkel Trail
  • Shetland Seabird Tours, daily wildlife cruises
  • The WiSe Scheme - safe and sustainable marine life watching
  • Volunteering at The Helix, home of the Kelpies

Political Advocate of the Year award

  • Claudia Beamish MSP
  • Elizabeth Leighton
  • Ian Duncan MEP
  • Logan Steele and Andrea Hudspeth
  • Mike Robinson
  • Roseanna Cunningham MSP

RSPB Species Champion award

  • Anne Youngman: A true champion of Scottish Bats
  • Brian Etheridge's pioneering fieldwork has massively benefitted birds of prey
  • Fife and Angus Farmers, Land Managers and Estates for Corn Buntings
  • Pearls in Peril – River Moriston project
  • Trossachs Water Vole Re-introduction - Restoring ratty to the Trossachs

Youth & Education award

  • Cumbernauld Living Landscape - Engaging Communities to Enhance Urban Greenspace
  • From Beach to Parliament; Cramond Primary have the bottle!
  • Primary Schools Camera Trapping Competition Project
  • Tayport Community Garden
  • The Conservation Volunteers’ Inner Forth Environmental Employability Project
  • Young John Muirs! - Cairngorms National Park Junior Ranger Project