Durness corncrake and great yellow bumblebee recovery area
The low-intensity High Nature Value crofting and farming systems of Durness support a range of species which are rare or endangered in the UK.
- To work closely with the two farms and various crofters to increase the breeding corncrake, great yellow bumblebee and wintering passerine populations through the positive management of grassland, early/late cover, extensive arable and integrated mosaics of semi-natural habitats.
- To enhance the condition of the unusual nationally important combination of coastal and upland habitats.
- To enhance the individual crofts to maximise their income and wildlife potential.
- To work with partner organisations to use the recovery area as a demonstration site promoting best practice High Nature Value farming.
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- SAC consulting
- The Highland Council Ranger Service
- Soil Association Scotland
- The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Plantlife Scotland
- The farms in Durness, Sutherland and various crofting individuals, professional and volunteers, who share our aspirations and contribute as required.