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Huge potential for nature-based jobs boost

02 December, 2020

A new report has revealed the huge opportunity for nature-based jobs to help Scotland secure a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and support the transition towards a net-zero economy.

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NatureScot calendar 2021 competition winners announced

27 November, 2020

During the summer NatureScot appealed to the nation for their treasured photos and memories of Scotland’s rivers, coasts, seas, lochs and canals, to feature in a celebratory calendar marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters (YCW).

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Making space for nature will help resilience

26 November, 2020

Lack of diversity in nature is a risk for further global pandemics, the head of Scotland’s national nature agency NatureScot will warn in a key note address later today.

Speaking at the SAGES 2020 online conference, Chief Executive Francesca Osowska, will set out the importance of making more space for nature to provide resilience from future pandemics.

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Chough conservation effective but more action needed

20 November, 2020

Conservation measures to help save the threatened red-billed chough have been effective in preventing further large population declines.

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New NatureScot report provides insights into rare hen harriers from millions of nest camera images

17 November, 2020

The success of one of Scotland’s rarest birds of prey, hen harriers, is closely linked to the age of parent birds, prey availability and land use, concludes a report published by NatureScot today.

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Winning videos celebrate nature reserves across Scotland

13 November, 2020

Stunning videos, featuring award-winning compositions inspired by Scotland’s national nature reserves, are being released today by NatureScot and Highland arts organisation, Fèis Rois.

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