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First steps of vital nature project features Minister for Biodiversity and other leading voices

27 June, 2022

NatureScot will this week host the first event in a year-long collaborative project, looking at new ways to restore and connect Scotland’s ecosystems. 

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Island nature reserves close to protect seabirds

27 June, 2022

NatureScot’s Isle of May and Noss National Nature Reserves (NNRs) will be closed to public landings from 1 July to help protect vulnerable seabird populations from avian influenza.

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New approaches for NatureScot to improve designated sites

22 June, 2022

NatureScot will be developing new approaches to ensure that protected areas help nature thrive across Scotland.

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Statistical News Release: The Proportion of Scotland's Protected Sites in Favourable Condition 2022

22 June, 2022

NatureScot has today released the latest figures tracking the proportion of Scottish natural features in favourable or recovering condition.

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General licence restricted on Highland estate

21 June, 2022

NatureScot has restricted the use of general licences on Moy Estate for three years.

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Call to report Barra hedgehog sightings

16 June, 2022

Residents and visitors to Barra are being urged to be vigilant after the first record of a hedgehog on the island.

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Glasgow City Region’s peatlands set to help fight climate change

14 June, 2022

Today sees the launch of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network’s Clyde Peatlands initiative, which aims to deliver large-scale peatland restoration across the eight local authorities that make up Glasgow City Region.

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NatureScot discuss sale of Kinloch Castle with potential new owner

14 June, 2022

NatureScot has announced today that they are in advanced discussions with a potential new owner for Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum, a property the nature agency has owned since 1957.

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UK Government Minister for Scotland backs UNESCO bid for The Flow Country

09 June, 2022

*Images from the Minister's visit to The Flow Country today included.

The UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart MP has joined the call for Scotland’s The Flow Country – the most extensive blanket bog system in the world and home to some of Scotland’s rarest wildlife – to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Media invite: UK Government Minister for Scotland to visit Flow Country World Heritage Project

07 June, 2022

Media invite: UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart will visit the Flow Country World Heritage Project to back bid to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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