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Report highlights need for school children to be more connected to nature

30 March, 2023

A new report from NatureScot and partners has highlighted how Scotland’s children could be offered increased amounts of outdoor learning and play, stimulating a post-pandemic generation’s connection to nature and its benefits.

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Preparations underway for seabird return

29 March, 2023

NatureScot and partners are putting in place measures to try to reduce the risk of avian flu for Scotland’s seabird colonies this summer.

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First-ever Scottish wildcat release approved

24 March, 2023

NatureScot has approved a licence application from the Saving Wildcats partnership to release wildcats in the Cairngorms National Park later this year.

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Farmers and land managers urged to share adder sightings

22 March, 2023

Farmers and land managers are being urged to take part in a nationwide survey that seeks to better understand how Scotland’s adder population is faring.

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NatureScot concludes action to prevent damage by deer

15 March, 2023

NatureScot has concluded use of its intervention powers to carry out a cull of red deer in Sutherland to protect designated habitats.

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Scotland is buzzing with pollinator-friendly activity

10 March, 2023

A wealth of projects to help pollinators are taking place across Scotland to tackle biodiversity loss and the nature crisis, a new NatureScot report reveals.

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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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