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Going wild for wildlife in the Cairngorms

15th March 2010

If you are wild about wildlife in the Cairngorms National Park why not sign up for the first ever Cairngorms Wildlife Recording Forum next month?

The event on Saturday 17th April at Boat of Garten Community Hall is designed to get people with a passion for biodiversity across the Park together to help build on the collection of data already available regarding wildlife in the Park.

The Cairngorms Wildlife Recording Forum is being organised by the North East Scotland Biological Records Centre (NESBReC) with support from the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA). There will be a number of talks and presentations from countryside rangers, CNPA staff, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Butterfly Conservation Scotland as well as ample opportunity for networking with fellow wildlife enthusiasts.

Dr Annie Robinson project officer with NESBReC, based at Aberdeen University said: “We are lucky to have some great speakers and a very interesting and varied programme for this up and coming event. Similar NESBReC events have had large turnouts and we are hoping for a great success for this inaugural event in the Cairngorms National Park.”

Willie McKenna, CNPA Board member said: “This will be a great day for people to share their passion for recording wildlife, to learn more about it and help contribute to the National Park Plan by collecting data on the Park’s rich biodiversity.”

April’s event marks an important stage in publicising the Cairngorms biological recording system that collates and manages all species and habitats records for the Park, which is one of the actions outlined in the Cairngorms National Park Plan.

The Cairngorms Wildlife Recording Forum is a free event, however booking is essential. For more information or to book please email Annie Robinson or phone: 01224 273633.