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Extra 20,000 trees for Highland nature reserve

07 October, 2019

An additional 20,000 trees will be planted in and around Beinn Eighe next year as part of work to expand native woodlands on some of Scotland’s finest National Nature Reserves (NNRs).

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SNH media statement: IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC)

25 September, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today issues a statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). 

The report is understood to be the  first to specifically address the impacts of a warming world on Earth's oceans and cryosphere — the parts of the planet that are covered in ice, such as glaciers, permafrost and sea ice — to outline the risks that they face.

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Community pulls together to safeguard seals

18 September, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has teamed up with a local community to help people enjoy one of Scotland’s best wildlife spectacles responsibly.

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Surveys show geographical divide in harbour seal numbers

09 September, 2019

Harbour seals are doing well on the west coast of Scotland but have declined around some parts of the eastern coastline, recent surveys show.

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Still time to respond to SNH's General Licence consultation

09 September, 2019

There’s still time to respond to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) consultation about wild birds, with a deadline of 9 October.

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Rare tern breeds on the Isle of May

06 September, 2019

An extremely rare seabird has raised its chick on the Isle of May this summer – a clear sign that conservation action on the national nature reserve is working.

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New population of critically endangered mussels discovered

28 August, 2019

A new population of globally endangered freshwater pearl mussels has been discovered in a Scottish river, giving fresh hope to scientists working to conserve the rare mollusc.

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New barnacle goose scheme opens in the Hebrides

26 August, 2019

Applications are now open for a new £60,000 barnacle goose management scheme in North Uist, Coll and Tiree, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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Lanarkshire biodiversity projects share £237k Nature Fund cash

21 August, 2019

Two Lanarkshire projects will share £237,000 to create high quality urban green spaces for both people and wildlife. The projects are among the recipients of Scottish Natural Heritage’s (SNH’s) Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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