Black Grouse Recovery
A distinctive and much-admired bird, black grouse require a combination of habitats to feed and reproduce. Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere has joined forces with partners including the RSPB, Southern Uplands Partnership and local landowners to develop a programme of habitat restoration that will support the recovery of black grouse populations across the Biosphere and beyond. As a bonus, the more varied landscape that will result from this project brings benefits to a whole range of other plant and animal species as well, and makes our landscape more interesting and appealing to local residents and visitors.
Credit for this beautiful photo is with Andy Hay, via RSPB Scotland.