To: Highland Council

Save Fonseca’s seed fly

Save Fonseca’s seed fly

Highland Council must do everything in their power to protect the habitat for this rare endemic fly that is dependent on the network of shifting dunes a large portion of which are now under threat from the proposed development of a golf course at Coul Links

Why is this important?

Plans for a 236 hectare golf course at Coul Links near Dornoch in the Scottish Highlands could put one of Scotland’s rarest species at threat of global extinction. Fonseca’s seed fly is restricted globally to a short stretch of coast in northern Scotland. Its population is perilously small and is thought to be closely associated with Ragwort, Sow-thistle and the sand dune systems found in this area. The proposed golf course would destroy important habitat for this species and fragment the already fragile population. Stabilisation of the dunes and creation of fairways and greens will destroy the habitat for the species.

Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands with a global consequence

Reasons for signing

  • This fly has only been found here despite searching in other suitable areas by experts.
  • Building another course is unnecessary, there are so many already! Why not just admire this beach for what it is.
  • There are thousands of golf courses all about the country but there's only one home for this noble species.


2016-07-29 20:17:25 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-07-17 16:08:56 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-07-14 11:01:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-07-13 17:53:59 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-07-13 15:16:23 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-07-13 14:26:19 +0100

10 signatures reached