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Nature fund announced: £1.8m given to biodiversity projects

16 June, 2019

14 projects across Scotland have been confirmed as the first recipients of Scottish Natural Heritage’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund, sharing a total of £1.8 million over a two-year period.  

The projects will take practical steps to improve natural habitats, safeguard plant and animal species and improve biodiversity.

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Nature watching in style comes to Tentsmuir: New education pavilion opened by SNH Chief Executive - WITH PHOTOS

14 June, 2019

Visitors will be able to take in Tentsmuir national nature reserve's spectacular wildlife in comfort and style, with the opening of a new education and visitor pavilion today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) Chief Executive, Francesca Osowska, and Newport Primary School pupils.

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Concern raised over kestrel nest disturbance in the NE

14 June, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has called on the public to be careful when approaching birds’ nests, after concerns have been raised about a pair of kestrels nesting near a coastal path in the Buchan area. The location of the nest has become well known and last Sunday up to 40 people were viewing the birds at times.

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Gaelic welcome to Volunteers

05 June, 2019

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative celebrates Volunteers’ Week this week by extending a special welcome to Gaelic speakers interested in joining the project’s team of volunteers.

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100 miles of new paths celebrated across Scotland

05 June, 2019

More than 100 miles of new and improved paths will be created across Scotland as part of a scheme to boost outdoor access.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is celebrating the construction of hundreds of routes through Improving Public Access (IPA), part of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme. 

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Beavers’ Protection

31 May, 2019

It has been one month since beavers were added to the list of European Protected Species of Animals and protected under Scottish law.

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