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Nature fund open for new applications

04 December, 2019

Additional funding is now available for ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss, as the Biodiversity Challenge Fund opens its latest round.  

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Report finds SNH nature reserves generate £28m in benefits

03 December, 2019

Nature reserves owned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) generate £28m worth of climate, tourism, recreation, and health benefits a year, research published today reveals.

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Scottish Natural Heritage and Luss Estates reach agreement over poisoning of 300 beech trees at Loch Lomond beauty spot

29 November, 2019

SCOTTISH Natural Heritage and Luss Estates have today reached an agreement following the conclusion of a dispute on the killing of over 300 mature beech trees on the island of Inchtavannach by chemical injection. Landowner Luss Estates and Scottish Natural Heritage have agreed to work together towards a healthy and positive working relationship, as the best way forward in conserving and protecting local nature.

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SNH statement: Deer Progress Report

29 November, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today published a report assessing progress in deer management in Scotland, prepared for the Scottish Government.

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‘Beast from the East’ impact on woodland birds

28 November, 2019

Harsh winter weather is thought to be a factor in a short-term decline in woodland birds between 2017 and 2018.

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