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Developers urged to help pollinators

23 October, 2019

Developers are being encouraged to do more to help butterflies, bees and other pollinators in our towns and cities.

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Birds put on spectacular autumnal show at Scotland’s nature reserves

18 October, 2019

Photographers have captured stunning images of wild geese and waders flocking to Scotland.

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£20,000 for youth nature projects

17 October, 2019

Funding of £20,000 has been announced for projects to engage young people with nature at an event to celebrate Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel.

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Over 700 responses to SNH General Licence consultation

10 October, 2019

The Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation about wild birds ended yesterday, garnering over 700 responses.

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Extra 20,000 trees for Highland nature reserve

07 October, 2019

An additional 20,000 trees will be planted in and around Beinn Eighe next year as part of work to expand native woodlands on some of Scotland’s finest National Nature Reserves (NNRs).

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SNH media statement: IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)

25 September, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today issues a statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). 

The report is understood to be the  first to specifically address the impacts of a warming world on Earth's oceans and cryosphere — the parts of the planet that are covered in ice, such as glaciers, permafrost and sea ice — to outline the risks that they face.

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Community pulls together to safeguard seals

18 September, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has teamed up with a local community to help people enjoy one of Scotland’s best wildlife spectacles responsibly.

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Surveys show geographical divide in harbour seal numbers

09 September, 2019

Harbour seals are doing well on the west coast of Scotland but have declined around some parts of the eastern coastline, recent surveys show.

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Still time to respond to SNH's General Licence consultation

09 September, 2019

There’s still time to respond to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation about wild birds, with a deadline of 9 October.

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Rare tern breeds on the Isle of May

06 September, 2019

An extremely rare seabird has raised its chick on the Isle of May this summer – a clear sign that conservation action on the national nature reserve is working.

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