Water Quality And Birds

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Lisa Webb, of RSPB Scotland, on water quality and birdlife. A presentation given at the World Water Day workshop, organised by University of Dundee, on 22 March 2010

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  • Why are we interested in good water quality? Number of priority spp in Scotland are associated with water/ wetland habitats
  • Most of our reserves have water/ wetland habitat even if that’s not primary interest…As a land manager, we must comply with water and land management regulations etc on our reserves
  • 2 nd point – say diffuse pollution is an issue…mitigation measures for dp can also bring opportunities for habitat management for birds.
  • Indirect effects - mitigation measures for dp can also bring opportunities for habitat management for birds.
  • Water Quality And Birds

    1. 1. Implications of water quality for priority bird species Lisa Webb Land Use Policy Officer (Water) RSPB Scotland
    2. 2. About RSPB Scotland <ul><li>The RSPB is the UK charity which speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment </li></ul><ul><li>82, 340 members in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Managing 68, 210 hectares of land in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Over 70 reserves in Scotland </li></ul>
    3. 4. RSPB Scotland Nature Reserves
    4. 5. Potential effects of water quality on birds <ul><li>Influencing foraging efficiency: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>changes to invertebrate/ fish abundance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prey size distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased water turbidity </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Potential effects of water quality on birds <ul><li>Land use practices that influence water quality can also impact on priority bird species </li></ul>
    6. 7. Buffer strips
    7. 8. Wetland creation and management
    8. 9. Delivering multiple benefits <ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Flood risk benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change mitigation and adaptation </li></ul>
    9. 10. Sustainable Catchment Management Project (SCaMP) <ul><li>Project in English uplands led by United Utilities and the RSPB </li></ul><ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet target for SSSI condition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat management for priority species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve raw water quality </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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