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Swarm of support for Scotland's pollinators

21 February, 2024

People around Scotland are doing more than ever to help save threatened bees, moths, and hoverflies, according to a new NatureScot report.

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Foxes most likely responsible for lamb predation

13 February, 2024

New research investigating reports of badger predation on lambs on Scottish farms has found that foxes were responsible.

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New guidance to protect gull populations in serious decline

06 February, 2024

NatureScot has updated guidance for gull licensing in response to significant and serious declines in all five species that breed in Scotland.

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Stepping up efforts to save Scotland’s critically endangered chough

23 January, 2024

Efforts to save Scotland’s critically endangered population of chough must step up, as studies predict the bird may become extinct in Scotland within decades, according to a new NatureScot report.

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Scotland’s terrestrial breeding bird numbers show effects of climate change

11 January, 2024

A new report from NatureScot has shown that the effects of hotter and wetter weather are creating significant changes to the numbers and species of birds thriving in urban, woodland, upland and farmland habitats. Climate change, which has seen wetter summers and warmer winters in Scotland, has caused increases to some bird populations and decreases for others.

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Rum National Nature Reserve welcomes newest residents

28 December, 2023

Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR) welcomed some new residents this year with the arrival of two rare Highland pony foals.

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Visitors reminded of guidance with record number of seal pups at Forvie

22 December, 2023

Visitors to NatureScot’s Forvie National Nature Reserve (NNR) are being reminded of guidance to protect seals with the reserve home to a record number of pups.

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Woodland regeneration increases by 25% at Highlands National Nature Reserve

21 December, 2023

Naturally regenerating trees have increased by around 25% in six years at Invereshie and Inshriach National Nature Reserve (NNR), a new survey shows.

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Scotland’s top 10 winter birds: where and when to see them

19 December, 2023

NatureScot is encouraging people to get out into nature over the festive period to try and spot 10 types of winter bird.

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