Our Vision and Strategy

We have three strategic aims that guide our activities:

1. Supporting ecologists to understand and get involved in policy making, and support policy makers in understanding ecology.

We bring together ecologists and policymakers, provide training for Scottish ecologists to develop their policy skills and provide briefings to members about the latest policy news. We achieve this aim through our policy shadowing experiences and creating policy guides.

2. Promoting the use of ecological knowledge as part of a multidisciplinary approach to policy making. 

We highlight the benefits of using robust ecological evidence to inform policy. We run a variety of events that encourage understanding between ecologists and policymakers, including horizon scanning sessions and our ever popular “Pie and a Pint” (PAAP) series of informal gatherings. We also organised, often in partnership with others, policy-focused research conferences and sessions.

3. Providing robust ecological evidence.

We act as a focal point to provide robust ecological evidence to the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and wider society. We respond to requests for information, and aim to provide evidence about upcoming policy issues through proactive briefings. We achieve this aim through our responses to consultations.

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