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Sale of goose meat from Orkney extended across Scotland

08 August, 2019

Greylag goose meat from the Orkney Resident Greylag Goose Project is now available for sale Scotland-wide, announced Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today.

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£8 million nature boost for urban communities

07 August, 2019

Almost £8 million of funding has been announced to help people and nature thrive in some of the most deprived parts of Scotland.

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Robot cameras reveal secret lives of basking sharks in UK marine conservation first

06 August, 2019

An autonomous ‘SharkCam’ has been used in the UK for the first time to observe the behaviour of basking sharks in the Inner Hebrides.

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D&G biodiversity projects share £189k Nature fund cash

02 August, 2019

Two nature projects will share £189,000 to help save one of Scotland’s most endangered animals and restore an almost vanished habitat at sites in Dumfries & Galloway. The projects are among the recipients of Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH’s) Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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Dinosaur sites on Skye to be given official protection

02 August, 2019

Internationally-recognised Jurassic sites on Skye, containing rare evidence of how dinosaurs and early mammals lived many millions of years ago, have been granted greater vital legal status, to help ensure their protection for future generations.

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon, today signed a Nature Conservation Order (NCO) at Staffin Museum, home of dinosaur bones and footprints found nearby.

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Art exhibition now open daily on the Isle of May

01 August, 2019

A stunning art exhibition, featuring local artists, opens today in the Stevenson Lighthouse on the Isle of May.

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Borders biodiversity projects share £168k nature fund cash

31 July, 2019

Two nature projects will share £168,000 to create better homes for wildlife in the Borders. The projects are among the recipients of Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH’s) Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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Peatland ACTION announces first funding for Outer Hebrides to mark International Bog Day

26 July, 2019

A new peatland restoration project aims to improve water quality, tackle climate change and help protect Black Throated Divers and Great Skua in the Outer Hebrides.

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Five new wildflower trails open across Scotland

25 July, 2019

Five new wildflower trails – designed to benefit Scotland’s vital pollinators – have opened at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) nature reserves.

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