It creates local employment, wealth and enjoyment through Scottish
nature and landscapes, whilst not damaging either.
Environmental impact is a key consideration in all business decisions.
Loch Visions environmental policy for wildlife photography
- wildlife welfare more important than picture
- no air travel
- no captive animal or semi feral animal used for photograhy or
- no purchased meat based bate used, only road kill or waste product,
or self caught
- bird food from green, sustainable and local source
- eco travel plan for all shoots - maximise use of public transport,
combine trips, try to not travel where possible
- follow wildlife photography guidance notes from the RPS
Only by maintaining the bio-diversity in the region and in no way
causing it any harm will the future of Loch Visions be secure. Therefore
through our various experiences
visitors can enjoy real Eco Tourism and support wildlife.
Please see below for actions we have taken or will be taking in
order to be sustainable (Italic represents action will be taken
within the next 2 years):
Use of lap top computers where possible - 95% more efficient than
Use recycled computers
Local suppliers used if available
Verification of source and impact of materials requested when possible
Most services in one area therefore minimal need for car travel.
Lunch is all locally produced food, or home grown and organic when
Eco travel plan available for all guests
Eco travel plan carried out for all photography.
Banking with Ethical bank cooperative who only invest money in ethical
and environmental projects
Loch Visions land management
Natural areas left to be natural - no clearance or tidying done
Some bracken cleared through manual labour to make way for butterfly
Floating nesting platforms to counter man made fluctuations in Loch
Use of eco friendly land management techniques such as pigs, see
pictures on right.
Increasing nesting sites for wild birds, and bats through nesting
boxes see pictures on right.
Heating predominantly from naturally fallen dead trees.
Studio heating wood pellet
All envelopes used from recycled paper.
All paper used from sustainably managed forests where possible or
reused paper from local businesses.
Envelopes reused when possible.
Double sided printing.
Car fuel from bio fuel.
Loch Visions Memberhsips:
Scottish wildlife trust
Adopted a Beaver
Minimal landfill policy by recycling, reusing, composting, and energy
All wildlife experiences, wildlife
photography holidays, wildlife tours, wildlife photography courses,
and wildlife images only feature wild animals in Scotland, no captive
or semi feral animals are used