Biosphere Charter Making Connections:
Biosphere Charter Business Connections:
Biosphere Social Enterprise:
Response to Scottish Forestry consultation
Full response to Scottish Government consultation on Scottish Forestry
An introduction to the Biosphere is provided in this Biosphere introduction presentation.
Information about reports and presentations can be found in Theme Group Reports
Biosphere Conference Speaker Presentations
- Andy Bell Presentation (7.29Mb)
- Christian Diry Presentation (5.97Mb)
- Ian Johnson Conference Presentation (6.82Mb)
- Peter Frost & Allan Wynne Presentation (5.86Mb)
- Professor Martin Price Presentation (3.48Mb)
- Timo J Hokkanen Presentation (7.51Mb)
Building Opportunity in the Biosphere
Building Opportunity in the Biosphere is managed by Southern Uplands Partnership on behalf of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere Partnership and was part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community through Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway LEADER 2007-2013 Programmes; Dumfries and Galloway Council; East Ayrshire Council; South Ayrshire Council; Scottish Natural Heritage; Forestry Commission Scotland; Scottish Environmental Protection Agency; Southern Uplands Partnership and Ayrshire Joint Planning Unit.
It was a two year program designed to raise understanding of the opportunities that the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status will bring to this part of SW Scotland. Two project officers were employed who engaged with local communities, businesses, agencies and organisations to develop initiatives that further understanding and involvement with the Biosphere. The final report is available here:
Developing the Biosphere Project – the next steps
This new project will develop the Building Opportunities in the Biosphere by employing a small project team who will work to ensure that the three core Biosphere functions of Conservation, Sustainable Development and Learning and Research are taken forward. The project will run for three years and will be funded and overseen by signatories to the partnership agreement with Southern Uplands Partnership providing the employment structure and strategic guidance to the staff team.
The interim reports for year one and two are available here: