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Gaelic welcome to Volunteers

05 June, 2019

The Scottish Invasive Species Initiative celebrates Volunteers’ Week this week by extending a special welcome to Gaelic speakers interested in joining the project’s team of volunteers.

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100 miles of new paths celebrated across Scotland

05 June, 2019

More than 100 miles of new and improved paths will be created across Scotland as part of a scheme to boost outdoor access.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is celebrating the construction of hundreds of routes through Improving Public Access (IPA), part of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme. 

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Beavers’ Protection

31 May, 2019

It has been one month since beavers were added to the list of European Protected Species of Animals and protected under Scottish law.

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Not too late to act for climate change

30 May, 2019

30 May 2019 - RSE/SCRR Peter Wilson Lecture - International Leadership for the Environment

A nature-rich future – our best insurance against climate emergency. During her lecture to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Francesca Osowska, chief executive of Scottish Natural Heritage, outlined what needs to happen to limit the climate change emergency. Her full speech from this evening’s event follows:

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Nature Conference

22 May, 2019

Over 35 organisations are set to meet today (May 22nd) to address the state of nature in Scotland and agree the next steps needed to tackle biodiversity loss.

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SNH to launch General Licence consultation

21 May, 2019

A 12-week consultation about General Licences will take place later this year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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SNH welcomes Loch Carron MPA designation

19 May, 2019

Sunday, May 19, marks the designation of Loch Carron as a permanent Marine Protected Area (MPA).

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Warning of high risk of deer on roads

16 May, 2019

With increased collisions between deer and vehicles at this time of year, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for deer on the road.

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Discover Loch Leven with a fun family day

15 May, 2019

One of Scotland’s most popular nature reserves, Loch Leven, is staging its fun-filled, family-friendly Discovery Day again this year.

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Invasive species the biggest pressure on nature sites

13 May, 2019

The majority of Scotland’s natural features are doing well but some face significant challenges from invasive species and other threats, new figures suggest.

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