Published in support of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan for black grouse

Black grouse UK BAP contacts

The delivery of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan for black grouse is co-ordinated by the Lead Partners and the statutory Contact Point, nominated by the government. However, much of the work is specific to particular organisations and projects in England, Scotland and Wales.

Some matters are co-ordinated at a UK level, including:
- monitoring and surveys
- management good practice
- sharing information (such as through this website)
- reporting on progress to government

The three primary contacts for this work are:

Game Conservancy Trust (joint lead partner)
Dr David Baines, The Gillett, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Co Durham DL12 0HA.
Tel: 01833 622208. E-mail: dbaines at

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (joint lead partner)
Julian Hughes, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. Tel: 01767 680551. Fax: 01767 691052. E-mail: at

Scottish Natural Heritage (government contact point)
Dr Phil Whitfield, 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP. Tel: 0131 447 4784. Fax: 0131 446 2405. E-mail: phil.whitfield at