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Seabird declines may be slowing

21 February, 2020

The decline in Scotland’s breeding seabird numbers may be slowing down, a new report suggests.

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Progress for pollinators hailed

12 February, 2020

Considerable progress was made to help bees, butterflies and other pollinators thrive across Scotland in 2019, a new report shows.

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Renewed General Licence brings greater protection for Scotland’s wild birds

07 February, 2020

Eleven species of birds, including rooks, great black-backed gulls and collared doves will have stronger protection from April 1, when they will be removed from General Licences, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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Nature funding: SNH comments on Scottish Government budget

06 February, 2020

Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage, Francesca Osowska commented on the funding for peatland restoration  announced in today's Scottish Government budget:

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Survey reveals nature concern

03 February, 2020

Public concern about biodiversity may be on the rise, a new survey suggests.

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Scotland in world first for genetic diversity

01 February, 2020

Scientists have developed a world-first method to help understand and conserve genetic diversity in some of our most iconic wild species.

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Appeal denied for general licence restriction on Lanarkshire estate

31 January, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has rejected an appeal against a general licence restriction by Leadhills Estate in South Lanarkshire today (31 January). The decision was made on the basis of evidence of wildlife crime against birds provided by Police Scotland.

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Marine project to hold community events

30 January, 2020

Communities are being encouraged to share their views on the future management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the islands.

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Visit a wetland on World Wetlands Day!

30 January, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is encouraging people to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Sunday February 2 with a visit to one of Scotland’s wonderful wetland sites.

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Last call for nature fund applicants

23 January, 2020

Budding applicants are being encouraged to submit ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss in the final weeks of the latest round of the Biodiversity Challenge Fund.  

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