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Avian flu vigilance high as reports of dead seabirds increase

12 July, 2023

Scotland’s Avian Flu Task Force is on high alert following an increase in reports of dead seabirds around our coasts.

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New boardwalk extension opens at popular West Lothian nature reserve

06 July, 2023

An extended boardwalk has opened at NatureScot’s Blawhorn National Nature Reserve (NNR), giving visitors even more opportunities to explore this fascinating natural area.

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Avian flu impacts breeding success of Scottish birds of prey

29 June, 2023

The breeding success of a number or bird of prey species, particularly eagles, may have been impacted by avian flu, according to a report published by NatureScot today.

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New multi-species conservation programme arrives on the Solway Coast

28 June, 2023

A Species on the Edge Partnership News Release

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Peatland restoration in Scotland increases by 25% over last year

23 June, 2023

The number of peatland hectares put on the road to recovery by NatureScot’s Peatland ACTION team increased by 25% between 2022 and 2023 to 5,000 ha, reports the national nature agency today.

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3D-printed birds welcome migrating terns to Scottish breeding sites

21 June, 2023

Species on the Edge partnership news release

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Some seabirds returning in lower numbers after avian flu outbreak

16 June, 2023

Some seabird species have returned to Scotland in lower numbers this breeding season following the devastating outbreak of avian flu last year, according to early monitoring by NatureScot and its partners.

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New report shows natural capital in Scotland holding steady

15 June, 2023

A new NatureScot report published today reveals the value of Scotland’s plants, wildlife, air, water, and land – known as natural capital – has held steady after increasing for the last two decades.

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Statistical News Release: Natural Capital Asset Index 2023

15 June, 2023

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

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Report shows more beavers moved as population continues to expand

09 June, 2023

A new report on beaver management shows a significant increase in the proportion of animals trapped and moved compared to lethally controlled last year, as the population continues to expand rapidly in Scotland.

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