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Artist paints brighter picture for endangered wildcat

08 January, 2018

One of the many paintings created by the Dumfriesshire artist is a piece featuring a charming Scottish wildcat.

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Quarter of a billion flame shells find lights up Marine Protected Area

27 December, 2017

The world’s largest known colony of a brilliant but shy species of shellfish has been discovered in a west coast Marine Protected Area (MPA).

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SNH outlines how it supports estates with deer culling with helicopter transport

08 December, 2017

SNH staff, working in partnership with estates all over Scotland, regularly uses helicopters for counting and to assist with deer culling. In the last few years, we have helped transport stalkers by helicopter to cull deer in a variety of locations in  North Ross, Kintail, West Grampians, East Grampian,  as well as to some of our own properties.

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SNH advice on keeping seal pups safe at Ythan

30 November, 2017

Yesterday, the first pup of the season was born on the Ythan Estuary on Forvie National Nature Reserve, and many more seal pups will be born between now and the end of January. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) asks people not to get too close for the animal’s and their own safety. The best thing people can do is to safely watch the seals from across the other side of the estuary on the beach at Newburgh.

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Project sees highest number of fledged hen harriers

29 November, 2017

As part of efforts to conserve hen harriers, 21 estates across Scotland have now joined the Heads Up for Harriers project in 2017.

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SNH provides advice on Coul Links golf course

24 November, 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has submitted its advice to Highland Council on a proposed new golf course at Coul Links near Embo in Sutherland.

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Orcadians to help shape wildlife project

23 November, 2017

A lottery-funded project set up to protect Orkney’s native wildlife from invasive non-native stoats is encouraging the community to get involved and help shape the development of future work.

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New bridge for Muir of Dinnet

22 November, 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is replacing one of the bridges on the popular “Vat trail” on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve later this month.

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Strathbeg goose funding applications open

20 November, 2017

Applications open for the Loch of Strathbeg Goose Management Scheme 2017 today (Monday, 20 November), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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SNH and partners testing new ways to protect lambs from sea eagles

15 November, 2017

Trials are underway by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and its partners on how to reduce the impact of sea eagle predation on sheep farming.

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