In our second blog of the series about our partners, we hear from NatureScot about why they are excited about being part of the Scotland's environment web collaboration.
Keep up to date with the latest developments and data you can find on Scotland’s environment web and find out more about what our partners are doing to address environmental issues.
As part of our spotlight on Biodiversity, our blog recently featured two new biodiversity information and data resources that are now available on Scotland’s environment website – Habitat Map of Scotland (HabMoS) and Ecosystem Health Indicators. But we have much more information and data to help your understanding of Scotland’s valuable biodiversity and influence new actions for its care and restoration.
Many people don't give much thought to what happens to their waste once their bins have been collected. So they don't realise that the separately collected recyclable materials are put through a series of sorting processes, using a mix of machinery and hand separation (that's real people working at nearby facilities to sorting through your waste). We asked Naomi Ross, from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)'s Waste Unit, to explain more about what's involved, the cycle of our waste and how we can help improve the quality of recycled materials.
Providing a sound evidence base to inform policy development and decisions, and making data and information more accessible to you - our users - is at the core of what Scotland's environment web is all about. So I'm sure you'll understand why we're pleased to be able to tell you about two new additions to our website - the Habitat Map of Scotland, a great new composite map tool, pulling together habitat and land use data to help support policy and management decisions, and the Ecosystem health indicators section, providing valuable information on the status of our ecosystems.
This is the first in series of blogs about our all-important partners. Scotland’s environment web is the product of an innovative partnership between some of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations. But who are they? Why are they part of the Scotland’s environment collaboration? And what do they get out of it?
This first blog features the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the organisation responsible for managing, maintaining and further developing Scotland’s environment web.