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Wild land formalised in Scottish Planning Policy

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., […]

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WRi work drives Scottish policy on wild land

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 […]

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WRi awarded Darwin Fellowship

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 […]

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New EEA report on Protected Areas

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).

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Jin Su Jeong visiting WRi and CSAP

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.

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Michael Markieta visiting WRi

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.

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Mapping where the wild things are

WRi work on wildness mapping in Scotland reported by BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8321898.stm

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Wildness study in the Cairngorms National Park

Report prepared for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and SNH, 2008.

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