Summary of “A tiny insect stands between a billionaire golf developer and his newest course”

On October 30th, 2015, Gillian Emerick was sitting in her house in Embo reading a copy of her local newspaper, the Northern Times, when she stumbled upon an article with the headline, “New world class golf course for east Sutherland?” Emerick had moved to tiny Embo for her retirement about a year before.
Macadam, based a few hours from Dornoch in Stirling, was well aware of Fonseca’s seed fly, which has been found on the site of the proposed golf course.
American billionaire Mike Keiser has enough capital to plant a golf course pretty much anywhere in the world.
Keiser is better known now as the golf course entrepreneur who has carved fairways in Tasmania, Canada, Wisconsin, and Oregon, where a total of five courses lie, overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Building on an area of protected and naturally rich land is a different story for some, which has led to the debate around what a golf course might do to the species that live at Coul Links – including Fonseca’s seed fly.
The developers plan to fund a PhD so the fly can be studied – once their golf course is approved.
Dargie says his gut feeling is that Fonseca’s seed fly will weather the arrival of a golf course better than some other species here.
Carlton’s friend, Councillor Jim McGillivray also thinks a new golf course will greatly encourage visiting golfers to stay in Dornoch and Embo longer – and spend more of their cash there.

The orginal article.