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Community group takes ownership of Dunnet Forest

25 February, 2021

A local trust in Caithness will be taking forward ambitious ideas for Dunnet Forest, after becoming owners of the popular woodland on 25 February.

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Shock and sadness as award-winning bird hide destroyed

19 February, 2021

An award-winning bird hide on the shores at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) has been destroyed in a fire that is thought to have been started deliberately.

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Survey finds beavers establishing strong presence in City of Perth

17 February, 2021

Beavers in Scotland are establishing a strong presence in Perth, according to researchers conducting the most comprehensive ever survey of the animal in Scotland.    

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£1.9 billion boost from walking and cycling

15 February, 2021

Users of Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network (NWCN) spent £1.9 billion in the local economy in 2019.

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Progress report reveals boost for bees

14 February, 2021


A new report reveals Scotland’s bees and other pollinators were given a welcome boost in 2020, despite Covid restrictions.

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More action needed to help nature

12 February, 2021

Scotland is making progress towards meeting current international biodiversity targets but much more action is needed, a report published today shows.

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