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Green fund distributes £3m to enhance Scotland’s coasts and seas

17 November, 2022

A ground-breaking initiative, which has distributed almost £3 million to transform the health of Scotland’s coasts and seas, opens its first privately-funded grant round today (17 November).

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Scotland’s First Academic Peatland Restoration Course Launched

03 November, 2022

A new course in peatland restoration, the first of its kind in Scotland, is now open for booking. The course, supported with additional online learning, has been developed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in partnership with NatureScot Peatland ACTION and is aimed at graduates currently involved, or aspiring to work, in the planning of peatland restoration schemes which are a vital nature-based solution to the climate emergency.

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More than £500K announced for natural capital projects

01 November, 2022

Seven pioneering private investment projects to restore nature and improve opportunities for people to access and enjoy it, while mitigating and adapting to climate change, have been awarded Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (IRNS) funding.

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Avian flu vigilance remains high

26 October, 2022

NatureScot has set up a surveillance network to monitor migrating geese and wintering waterbirds and guard against the continuing threat of avian flu this autumn and winter.

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New round of funding for community marine surveys announced

18 October, 2022

The second round of the Community Marine Equipment fund has been launched this month to help communities and local groups get involved in monitoring Scotland’s seabed and coastlines.

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Scotland’s New National Park stakeholder consultation launched

07 October, 2022

The next stage of the Scottish Government’s commitment to establish at least one new National Park in the lifetime of this parliament, by spring 2026, begins today with the launch of a consultation.

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Scotland’s fossil enthusiasts urged to have their say on revised Code

06 October, 2022

Some of the world’s rarest and most important fossil discoveries have been made in Scotland, from Jurassic dinosaur footprints on Skye, fragments of an equatorial coal forest in Glasgow and the bones of 250-million-year-old reptiles that roamed the desert sands of what is now Elgin.

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New beaver strategy for Scotland

21 September, 2022

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF SCOTLAND’S BEAVER STRATEGY ORGANISING TEAM

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