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First-ever Scottish wildcat release approved

24 March, 2023

NatureScot has approved a licence application from the Saving Wildcats partnership to release wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park later this year.

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Farmers and land managers urged to share adder sightings

22 March, 2023

Farmers and land managers are being urged to take part in a nationwide survey that seeks to better understand how Scotland’s adder population is faring.

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NatureScot concludes action to prevent damage by deer

15 March, 2023

NatureScot has concluded use of its intervention powers to carry out a cull of red deer in Sutherland to protect designated habitats.

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Scotland is buzzing with pollinator-friendly activity

10 March, 2023

A wealth of projects to help pollinators are taking place across Scotland to tackle biodiversity loss and the nature crisis, a new NatureScot report reveals.

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General licence restricted on Angus estate

08 March, 2023

NatureScot has restricted the use of general licences on Millden Estate, in the Angus Glens, for three years.

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£2billion private finance pilot potential ‘vital step in restoring Scotland’s woodlands’

01 March, 2023

NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, is partnering in a private finance investment pilot that could mobilise £2 billion in landscape scale restoration of native woodland, create new jobs and support rural communities across all parts of Scotland.

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£7.6m boost to transform Scotland’s nature

24 February, 2023

Projects across the country to expand forests, restore habitats, protect threatened species and improve our resilience to climate change have been awarded a share of £7.6m from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

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NatureScot partners with Less Waste Laura to Make Space For Nature

10 February, 2023

NatureScot today announced its partnership with Less Waste Laura, a highly respected social media influencer and zero-waste advocate, to raise awareness of the climate and nature crises. 

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Peatland ACTION marks first decade with new guide

02 February, 2023

Scotland’s pioneering Peatland ACTION programme has published a vital new source of information and guidance on peatland restoration as it marks its first decade.

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Almost 100 new Scottish sites identified to safeguard trees from climate change

26 January, 2023

Efforts to preserve the highly-threated genetic diversity of Scotland’s native trees have taken a significant step forward with the identification of 98 potential new sites for gene conservation.

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