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From sofa to seabed: virtual training to explore marine life

25 June, 2020

Communities can now survey Scotland’s seabed and coastlines from the comfort of home with the launch of innovative virtual training.

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Macduff sheep working to keep Giant hogweed at bay

23 June, 2020

A flock of woolly warriors introduced by the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative into woodland alongside the River Deveron have made a great start in their mission to munch away invasive Giant hogweed plants.

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SNH welcomes Scotland’s Covid Economic Recovery report

22 June, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) welcomed the prominence of nature in the action plan submitted today to the Scottish Government by Benny Higgins on behalf of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

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Damage to protected sites on Orkney caused by off-road motorbikes

18 June, 2020

Some of Orkney’s protected habitats have been damaged as a result of illegal access by off road motorbikes, report Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Police Scotland.

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Could you help stop mink in their tracks?

17 June, 2020

A major project working across the Highlands, the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, is looking for people to get involved in work to help remove American mink from the countryside.

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Plunge In! Projects Revealed on World Oceans Day

08 June, 2020

Community groups across Scotland are to share almost £150,000 to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters in style.

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Lead nature agency publishes beaver licensing statistics

28 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today published a report on the challenging balance to be made between protecting beavers in Scotland and helping to prevent serious damage to some farmers’ land.

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Orkney goose management plans during Covid-19 restrictions

25 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Orkney Greylag Goose Management group today announced they are working together to ensure greylag goose management on Orkney continues once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.  

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Call for nature lockdown stories on Biodiversity Day

22 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on people to share their memorable stories and images of nature during lockdown.

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Mike Cantlay appointed for further two years as SNH chair

20 May, 2020

Dr Mike Cantlay has been appointed for a further two years as the chair of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) board by Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham.

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