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Most of Scotland's National Nature Reserves open but visitor facilities closed

20 March, 2020

As a result of the latest advice on the Coronavirus pandemic from the UK and Scottish Governments, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has closed public facilities, including visitor centres and toilets, on its National Nature Reserves across Scotland for the health and safety of both staff and visitors.

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Gairm airson ceòl stèidhichte air nàdar na h-Alba

01 March, 2020

Tha co-fharpais nàiseanta ùr ga foillseachadh an-diugh (1 Màrt), a’ tha sireadh luchd-ciùil a tha an sàs ann an gach seòrsa ciùil – eadar roc, rap, traidiseanta, clasaigeach is gach seòrsa eile – is ag iarraidh orra ceòl a sgrìobhadh stèidhichte air cladaichean is uisgeachan nan teàrmann nàdair àlainn ann an Alba.

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Call for music inspired by Scotland’s nature

01 March, 2020

A new national contest is being launched today (1 March), calling on musicians of all genres – whether rock, rap, folk, classical or anything in between – to show their love of nature by writing music inspired by the coasts and waters of Scotland’s beautiful nature reserves.

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Fishing bothies at St Cyrus reserve acquired for community use

28 February, 2020

Two fishing bothies on St Cyrus nature reserve, which will hopefully be restored for community use, have been acquired by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) from the Esk District Salmon Fishery Board.

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Seabird declines may be slowing

21 February, 2020

The decline in Scotland’s breeding seabird numbers may be slowing down, a new report suggests.

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Progress for pollinators hailed

12 February, 2020

Considerable progress was made to help bees, butterflies and other pollinators thrive across Scotland in 2019, a new report shows.

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Renewed General Licence brings greater protection for Scotland’s wild birds

07 February, 2020

Eleven species of birds, including rooks, great black-backed gulls and collared doves will have stronger protection from April 1, when they will be removed from General Licences, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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Nature funding: SNH comments on Scottish Government budget

06 February, 2020

Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage, Francesca Osowska commented on the funding for peatland restoration  announced in today's Scottish Government budget:

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Survey reveals nature concern

03 February, 2020

Public concern about biodiversity may be on the rise, a new survey suggests.

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Scotland in world first for genetic diversity

01 February, 2020

Scientists have developed a world-first method to help understand and conserve genetic diversity in some of our most iconic wild species.

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