The Tweed and its tributaries offer a rich and unique series of networked habitats for biodiversity in a landscape dominated by agriculture and, increasingly, forestry. The River Tweed, and many of its major tributaries, are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI); and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for Ranunculus species, lamprey species, otter […]

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Rivers play an important role in our environment: regulating flood risks, transporting sediments and supporting biodiversity. Many of these services are linked to factors that indicate river health such as river flow and connectivity. River network connectivity influences species migration, diversity, and habitat occupancy.​ Rivers in the North Sea region are some of the most […]

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Ali Morse, Water Policy Manager at the Wildlife Trusts uses this blog to introduce the key pressures facing the water environment and how best they can be tackled using a holistic approach. May 2020 Managing the freshwater environment is indeed a tricky balance; we expect our waters to support wildlife, provide drinking supplies, take away […]

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