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Volunteering in your local community is a great way to help conserve biodiversity in your area.  Everyone is welcome and from all ages!

Here are a few suggestions to help support your local area:

Become a Volunteer:

Individuals can show their commitment to nature conservation by joining local voluntary organisations. Such as RSPB (see below)Their subscriptions will help to core fund the day to day operations of these organisations and as many are involved in practical conservation projects, such as managing nature reserves, individuals can make a difference through their physical efforts.  

Useful links on becoming a volunteer:



Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Dams to Darnley Country Park

Scottish Wildlife Trust

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Record Wildlife:

Individuals can also participate in monitoring schemes without even leaving the comfort of their own homes. Some of the most threatened species in the county are our once common garden birds, such as the House Sparrow whose population has crashed in recent years. The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) operates an annual garden birds survey in which everybody can participate.

You can also record wildlife in your local area, ranging from all different types of plants and animals and report your finding to our BIODIVERSITY OFFICER using our feedback page.  This would be much appreciated! Your findings will contirbute to conserving your local area.

Volunteers help with Species surveys, both on our nature reserves and in the wider countryside

In the Workplace: You could encourage your employer to:

  • Sponsor conservation of a specific species
  • Adopt a park or wildlife site. This could be in the form of funding or actual practical help
  • Write an Action Plan for the work place. This could include creating a wildlife area or putting up bird and bat boxes.

 Volunteering is great and you gain:

  • Useful skills and experience, increased knowledge of wildlife and conservation
  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Satisfaction of looking after a green space
  • Good exercise - at least for some activities


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