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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


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Foraging festival encourages people to explore wild food

01 September, 2022

Scotland’s festival of foraging is returning for 2022, with a packed programme of mainly in-person events, along with a few online.  Foraging Fortnight, which takes place across the country from 3 to 13 September, celebrates our rich natural larder and the variety of wild food available on our doorsteps.

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Young people lead the way on nature projects, with NatureScot Future Routes Fund

30 August, 2022

Fourteen-year-old Yunique Oqunshe is one of nine recipients of this year’s NatureScot Future Routes Fund, and the COP26 Local Champion for Argyll and Bute will be helping school-aged groups transform neglected grounds into wildlife havens with tree-planting, pond creation and other nature-friendly work through her Nature 4 Wellbeing Sake project.

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