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New beaver strategy for Scotland

21 September, 2022


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Foraging festival encourages people to explore wild food

01 September, 2022

Scotland’s festival of foraging is returning for 2022, with a packed programme of mainly in-person events, along with a few online.  Foraging Fortnight, which takes place across the country from 3 to 13 September, celebrates our rich natural larder and the variety of wild food available on our doorsteps.

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Young people lead the way on nature projects, with NatureScot Future Routes Fund

30 August, 2022

Fourteen-year-old Yunique Oqunshe is one of nine recipients of this year’s NatureScot Future Routes Fund, and the COP26 Local Champion for Argyll and Bute will be helping school-aged groups transform neglected grounds into wildlife havens with tree-planting, pond creation and other nature-friendly work through her Nature 4 Wellbeing Sake project.

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Public Consultation for Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands Set to Open

25 August, 2022

Please note: A separate statutory notice for SSSI enlargement will be sent to accompany this news release.

A public consultation on a proposed extension to the protected area within Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands begins today (25th August), NatureScot has announced. 

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Warmer summers cause butterfly increase in Scotland

19 August, 2022

A new report finds that many butterfly species are flourishing in Scotland – but this trend is likely to be short-lived without measures to reduce the effects of climate change.

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NàdarAlba a’ togail air soirbheas leis a’ Phlana Ghàidhlig às ùire aige

16 August, 2022

Tha NàdarAlba air am Plana Gàidhlig às ùire aige fhoillseachadh an-diugh, a’ cur an cèill dleastanasan na buidhne airson an ath-chòig bliadhna.

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