We bring people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society.

Sniffer has been at the forefront of environmental research and practice since 1989. Beginning as the Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research, we were initially established as a research management consortium. After five successful years, we reformed in 1994 as an independent charity dedicated to commissioning scientific research on the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.

In the two decades since we have continued to develop and hone our approach, moving from a primarily research based model addressing environmental regulation to one that focuses on using environmental change as the catalyst for positive change for people and places.