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‘First time in over a century’ sea eagles return to Loch Lomond

11 June, 2021

White-tailed eagles have appeared on Loch Lomond for the first time in over a hundred years.

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Harbour seal census confirms east-west divide

03 June, 2021

A full census reveals Scotland’s harbour seals are doing well overall but there remains a striking divide between east and west coast populations.

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Warning of high risk of deer on roads

31 May, 2021

With increased collisions between deer and vehicles at this time of year, NatureScot is warning motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for deer on the road.

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NatureScot urges gardeners to go peat-free

27 May, 2021

NatureScot is urging gardeners to choose alternatives to peat, now that garden centres have opened up around Scotland. Digging up peat to use in a garden destroys wildlife and releases carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change, as well as increasing flooding in areas where it is dug up.

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Multimillion nature fund ‘takes to the water’

26 May, 2021

New projects that protect and grow Scotland’s marine life, boosting the vulnerable wild oyster population by tens of thousands; and supporting fragile freshwater pearl mussels are among the latest recipients in an ambitious expansion ‘into the water’ by the  Scottish Government's Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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NatureScot launches consultation on third Gaelic Language Plan

25 May, 2021

NatureScot will today launch a public consultation on its proposed third Gaelic Language Plan.

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NatureScot a’ foillseachadh co-chomhairleachadh air an treas Plana Gàidhlig

25 May, 2021

An-diugh cuiridh NatureScot air chois co-chomhairleachadh poblach mun treas Plana Gàidhlig aige a thathar a’ moladh.

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International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May: Critical declines and vital signs of hope for Scotland’s nature

21 May, 2021

Scotland is widely known for its biological diversity (variety of nature), and as we approach this significant day, NatureScot’s latest report highlights the changing picture of nature across the country.

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Digital revolution for nature sites

20 May, 2021

NatureScot has today launched the next phase of a £1.25 million project using artificial intelligence to improve the management of Scotland’s protected areas.

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NatureScot welcomes seven new board members

19 May, 2021

Scotland’s nature agency welcomed seven new members to their first board meeting last week, following their appointment by retired Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP in March 2021.

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