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Report finds Scottish raven population healthy

01 February, 2019

A report published today reveals that raven populations in Scotland are in a healthy condition.

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Great places to visit for World Wetlands Day

31 January, 2019

This World Wetlands Day (2 February), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is urging people to visit one of Scotland’s amazing wetland sites, to take in our dramatic lochs, peatlands and riverbanks, and the wildlife that lives there; and learn more about these vital areas, and why it’s crucial our wetlands stay wet.

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South Scotland Golden Eagle Project news release: Scottish Scouts launch new initiative to safeguard the future of golden eagles in the UK

18 January, 2019

Working closely with the groundbreaking South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, a Scottish Scout group is launching the first ever Golden Eagle Champions initiative to help safeguard the future of golden eagles in the UK.  

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Otter family helps launch ‘Wildlife Watcher’ feature

18 January, 2019

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative have this week launched their new monthly ‘Wildlife Watcher’ feature, which will showcase some of the wonderful wildlife seen around Scotland’s rivers and burns.

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SNH success in reducing carbon emissions

17 January, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has slashed carbon emissions by more than a quarter over the past three years as the organisation steps up action to tackle climate change.

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£5m funding boost for Highlands & Islands tourism

14 January, 2019

A new multi-million pound fund to promote the outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands opens for applications today (Monday 14 January).

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On the lookout for the aurora in Scotland

11 January, 2019

It might be cold, dark and frosty out but one of the great things about this time of year is the chance to see one of our amazing natural phenomena, the northern lights.

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St Kilda's sea caves in good condition

31 December, 2018

St Kilda’s special reefs and sea caves are in good condition, a new report concludes.

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Enjoy the gift of NNRs this Christmas – Natural Winter Wonderlands near you

24 December, 2018

Scotland’s National Nature Reserves (NNRS) are the perfect places to clear away the cobwebs and walk-off that extra turkey, or nut roast, this Christmas say Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). SNH welcomed more than 650,000 visitors to its NNRs last year and 10 of the most popular are highlighted below.

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Rudolph’s Magic Flying Mix - no plastic required

21 December, 2018

Before Santa sets off on his merry way, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is reminding people to leave nature friendly food out for the reindeer this Christmas Eve - with no plastic, glitter or sparkles included.

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