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SWA to work in the five areas which are of most benefit to Scottish wildcat preservation

18 August, 2017

Scottish Wildcat Action (SWA) has announced that its five-year project to save Scotland’s wildcats is to focus on five key areas, where evidence suggests that at least 19 wildcats are roaming free.

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Free osprey walk at Loch Leven

11 August, 2017

A free osprey walk, with great chances for the public to see and learn about these magnificent birds, takes place next week at Loch Leven, led by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) staff.

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Environment Cabinet Secretary visits Glen Nevis project

09 August, 2017

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham visited Glen Nevis today to learn first-hand about an innovative programme worth almost £4M to protect and enhance the unique biodiversity, geology, history and heritage of this important natural site.

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More than 100 cats trapped in fight to save endangered Scottish wildcats

01 August, 2017

Action to save the enigmatic Scottish wildcat from extinction received a major boost this week with the news that more than 100 cats have been trapped during a recent neutering and vaccinating campaign.

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Major project to protect Orkney’s internationally important wildlife wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

01 August, 2017

An ambitious project to save Orkney’s native wildlife has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) it was announced today.

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Report to Ministers considers potential for uplands vision

31 July, 2017

A report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today (Monday 31 July) will help Scottish Ministers decide whether to develop a strategic vision for our uplands.

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Funding available now to restore Scotland’s peatlands

21 July, 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today urged land owners, managers, farmers, crofters and estates to apply for funding to help protect precious peatlands.

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Gaelic music and culture to the fore at national nature reserves

19 July, 2017

A musical initiative between Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Fèis Rois (Ross-shire festival) has been announced.

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New CEO for Scottish Natural Heritage

12 July, 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today announced the appointment of Francesca Osowska OBE as its new Chief Executive. Francesca, a Scottish Government Director, will move on secondment from her current role as Director for the Scotland Office in the UK Government to SNH later in the summer.

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Anglers asked to get their flapper snaps out

10 July, 2017

Sea anglers who have fished in a west coast Marine Protected Area (MPA) could unwittingly hold information wanted by scientists stored on their phones, hard drives or in family albums.

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