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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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Scotland's wildlife struggling to recover from climate change and biodiversity loss

19 January, 2023

New figures from NatureScot show Scotland’s birds, mammals, butterflies and moths are struggling to recover as the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change take effect.

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NatureScot takes action to prevent damage by deer

16 January, 2023

NatureScot has used its intervention powers to carry out a cull of red deer in Sutherland.

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Successful river restoration scheme for graduates returns

12 January, 2023

Scotland’s nature-based careers sector is to receive a welcome boost with the return of the successful Working with Rivers scheme, following its employment achievements in 2022.

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