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Minister helps tackle alien invasion

13 May, 2019

Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Mairi Gougeon has marked National Invasive Species Week (13-17 May) by joining volunteer efforts to tackle American mink and giant hogweed.

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Celebrate National Walking Month at Scotland’s nature jewels

11 May, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is urging people to get outside at one of Scotland’s stunning nature reserves during National Walking Month.

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New goose plan for Orkney

10 May, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will introduce a new Orkney–wide licence to help control greylag goose numbers outside the open season, to support farmers and other land managers in Orkney.

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International biodiversity conference announced

09 May, 2019

Scotland’s nature agency SNH has welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirming that Scotland will host a UN-backed international nature conference in Spring 2020.

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Media invite and photo opportunity: Minister helps tackle alien invasion

06 May, 2019

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Major report on state of nature published

06 May, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage responds to IPBES report

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Get ‘sett’ to celebrate Scottish Badger Week in May

02 May, 2019

This May 4th – 12th marks Scottish Badger Week, so what better time to celebrate these ‘mammals of a different stripe’ by finding out more, joining an official badger watch  - or even ‘setting out’ on your own?

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SNH welcomes protected species status for beavers in Scotland

01 May, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today welcomes the news from the Scottish Government that beavers in Scotland now are protected under law.

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Elmwood to be nature organisation’s new home

29 April, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) staff moved to a new location in Cupar today on the Scottish Rural College’s (SRUC) Elmwood Campus.

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