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Report shows more beavers moved as population continues to expand

09 June, 2023

A new report on beaver management shows a significant increase in the proportion of animals trapped and moved compared to lethally controlled last year, as the population continues to expand rapidly in Scotland.

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Green marine environment fund distributes £3.2m to 45 Scottish projects

08 June, 2023

A trailblazing marine environment fund – designed to help ensure Scotland’s coasts and seas are healthy, productive and nature-rich – is already having a great impact, after its first two years saw over £3.2m in funding distributed to 45 projects.

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Species on the Edge partnership news release: New species conservation programme tackling the decline of vulnerable coastal species in Scotland launched today

03 June, 2023

Eight leading conservation organisations have launched an innovative new multi-species conservation programme, Species on the Edge, focussed on reversing the decline of vulnerable coastal species in Scotland.

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Almost £1m in funding for extra rangers at Scotland’s nature hot spots this summer

02 June, 2023

Many of Scotland’s most popular natural sites are receiving a staffing boost this summer, with Scottish Government funding of £900,000 to support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment for visitors and local communities.

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REVISED: Over 75% of Scotland’s protected site natural features in good condition

31 May, 2023

Official statistics published today by NatureScot show that more than three quarters (76.4%) of Scotland’s natural features on protected nature sites are either in or recovering towards a favourable condition. Natural features include habitats and species, as well as geological features such as fossil beds and caves. Cooperative work with landowners on protected areas is key to improving the condition of sites.

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Pioneering £22m fund leaves lasting legacy for Highlands and Islands tourism

30 May, 2023

The Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF) has been hailed a success for supporting 13 major new projects showcasing the outstanding local scenery, wildlife, and culture of the Highlands & Islands.

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Species on the Edge partnership news release: New multi-species conservation programme has arrived in Orkney

26 May, 2023

New multi-species conservation programme, Species on the Edge, has begun its four-and-a-half-year programme of conservation activity in Orkney.

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Drivers warned of deer collision risk

23 May, 2023

A campaign has been launched warning drivers to look out for deer along Scotland’s trunk road network, including at key locations in the central belt.

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