Mar 14, 2016

Glorious Mud - homes for nature protection for people!

RSPB Scotland has published a new policy report entitled Glorious Mud – homes for nature, protection for people.


Scotland’s wet, muddy coastal habitats are threatened by sea level rise and the impacts of climate change; we are at risk of losing the flood protection benefits they provide. Saltmarsh and other intertidal habitats are a haven for wildlife and can increase coastal resilience in an uncertain future. Scotland needs to recreate a swathe of lost intertidal habitats along the coast to protect us from flooding and climate change, as well as providing more homes for wildlife.


To make this happen the report makes 10 recommendations including:

A new blueprint for coastal adaptation and change.

New funding for managed realignment projects to start protecting the coast now

A target of 4 managed realignment projects completed by Dec 2018 with a new long-term target set for the area of intertidal habitat to be created through managed realignment in Scotland.


The report is available for download at


If you have any comments or would like to discuss the report get in touch with RSPB at:-

Jim Densham
Senior Land Use Policy Officer
RSPB Scotland
Mobile 07738 648977 


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