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Car park upgrade at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

22 September, 2021

As part of visitor improvements on St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, major works will begin shortly to improve the car park. 

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It’s not too late to reverse biodiversity decline by 2030, UK’s five leading nature bodies say

22 September, 2021

  • Five UK statutory nature agencies call on all parts of society for greater action and investment in nature now.
  • Report recommends businesses, organisations, cities and governments adopt targets to become Nature Positive – putting the crises of biodiversity loss and climate change on an equal footing.
  • Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), NatureScot, Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) recommend nine priority actions to achieve a Nature Positive UK by 2030.

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From Beinn Eighe to Benghazi

17 September, 2021

An innovative method developed in Scotland to help conserve genetic diversity in wild species is being trialled in Libya thanks to a new collaboration.

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Secrets of Fair Isle sea caves revealed

10 September, 2021

High resolution images available to download below

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Varied fortunes for Scotland’s wintering waterbirds

09 September, 2021

Numbers of wintering waterbirds have declined overall in Scotland, with waders showing the greatest decrease.

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Seabird numbers decline by almost 50%

03 September, 2021

Numbers of breeding seabirds in Scotland have declined by almost 50% since the 1980s, a new report shows.

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