The 2019 shortlist

Coasts and Waters Award

  • Letting the fish find their own way – Howden Rock Ramp
  • RSPB Skinflats Managed Realignment project
  • Seasearch – 30 years of underwater citizen science
  • The establishment of the Coastal Communities Network, Scotland

Community Initiative Award

  • #ImBackCaring – Clean the River
  • Back from the Brink: Saving our Small Blue
  • Doune Ponds – accessible nature on the doorstep
  • Leithers Don’t Litter. Or do they?
  • The Children’s Wood and Meadow Outdoor Community Centre
  • Wild Planet Explorer’s 3P Pledge Champion Award

Conservation Science Award

  • Conservation genetic support for the restoration of wildcat in Scotland
  • Discovery and conservation of Scotland’s deep-water ecosystems
  • Evidence based conservation strategy for red-billed choughs in Scotland: Identifying ecological and genetic constraints on population persistence
  • Large scale participatory control of invasive American mink in Scotland
  • Scottish Rare Plants Programme
  • The Flow Country Research Hub (FCRH)
  • Understanding, conserving and managing Scottish cold-water coral reefs and deep-sea habitats

Food and Farming Award

  • Lynbreck Croft, Grantown-on-Spey, Highland
  • Newmiln Farm – organic ambassadors for a healthy future
  • Transition Turriefield – growing fresh local food for a sustainable future

Innovation Award

  • Badgers in the Landscape – community building for wildlife conservation
  • Innovative marine science reveals Scotland’s deep-water ecosystems
  • John Muir Pollinator Way
  • TCV Natural Talent Programme – Closing the ecological skills gap

Political Advocate of the Year Award

  • Andy Wightman MSP
  • Gail Ross MSP
  • Holly Gillibrand
  • Roseanna Cunningham MSP

RSPB Species Champion Award

  • Bog Squad
  • Buglife Scotland: Marvellous Mud Snails
  • Cairngorms Amazing Aspen – Stewart Taylor’s contribution to conserving this iconic species
  • Championing the return of beavers to Scotland
  • Natacha Frachon – champion of the alpine blue-sowthistle (Cicerbita alpine)
  • Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms

SNH Business Award

  • CalMac raises awareness of the marine environment and marine conservation
  • Comrie Croft Eco Farm – Positive solutions for people and nature
  • Team at Tamdhu deliver for North Atlantic Salmon
  • The Eco Larder – Edinburgh’s first dedicated zero waste supermarket

Youth and Education Award

  • Bubbles Beats Balloons Campaign
  • Concrete Garden – Grow Wild at The Back Garden
  • Polli:Nation – enabling children and young people to save pollinating insects
  • Sunnyside Primary – how small ripples bring about tides of change
  • Ullapool Sea Savers
  • Young Volunteer Pathways