12 October, 2021
To assist broadcast news teams with COP26 preparations, NatureScot, Scotland's nature agency is providing the following list of expert spokespeople for key climate change topics; and filming locations. The locations include where work is being undertaken to tackle climate change through enhancing and protecting Scotland's nature. For further details and to check availability of a site or spokesperson, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 October, 2021
Progress has been made in tackling nature loss in Scotland but there is much more to be done.
29 September, 2021
NatureScot has extended the restriction of the use of general licences on Leadhills Estate in South Lanarkshire until 2023. The decision was made on the basis of additional evidence provided by Police Scotland of wildlife crime against birds.
28 September, 2021
Two spectacular species were recorded for the first time ever at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) this summer, reports NatureScot.
22 September, 2021
As part of visitor improvements on St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, major works will begin shortly to improve the car park.
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.
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.
10 September, 2021
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09 September, 2021
Numbers of wintering waterbirds have declined overall in Scotland, with waders showing the greatest decrease.