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Hopeful signs of limited Rum wildfire damage

05 March, 2019

A wildfire on the Isle of Rum last April has been assessed as having a low to medium impact, according to a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today.

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27 February, 2019

Plans for the essential next steps to give the wildcat a sustainable future are underway, following a report by members of The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Cat Specialist Group.

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Applications open for funding to restore Scotland’s peatlands

25 February, 2019

The latest Peatland ACTION Fund round is now open with £1.5 million available to restore damaged peatlands across Scotland.

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Sun-loving stonefly spotters sought

22 February, 2019

Nature-lovers are being urged to help shed light on a rare winter sun-loving insect.

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Could you help stop mink in their tracks?

19 February, 2019

A major new project working in Highland and Eastern Perthshire, 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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‘Why invest in nature?’ Short Film Competition launches for 2019

18 February, 2019

Young filmmakers with a passion for nature are being sought for a new competition that aims to encourage businesses to see the benefits of the natural world.

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Owls put on dramatic show at North East beauty spot

13 February, 2019

Dramatic scenes of short-eared owls swooping on prey at North East beauty spot this winter have been captured by former Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) manager, Ron Macdonald, at Forvie National Nature Reserve.

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Choose an alternative to roses for Valentine’s Day

12 February, 2019

Cut flowers are a firm favourite when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts but this year Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) encouraging romantics to keep nature in the day but choose gifts that won’t wilt in a week and can help your local wildlife too.

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Take inspiration from nature this Valentine’s Day

11 February, 2019

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and in a world of dating apps, social media and swiping left or right; finding - and impressing - the Love of Your Life is at the top of the agenda for many romantics. But if you’re looking to go beyond the usual champagne and chocolates, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) suggests looking at nature for inspiration.

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New flagship fund for nature launched

11 February, 2019

A new fund of up to £2 million to protect and enhance Scotland’s nature has been launched. 

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