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Nature boost in Perthshire as second group of beavers moved to Argaty

14 February, 2022

JOINT NEWS RELEASE from NatureScot, the Beaver Trust, and Argaty Farms

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General licence restricted on Cairngorms estate

09 February, 2022

NatureScot has restricted the use of general licences on part of the Invercauld Estate in the Cairngorms National Park. 

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Half of Scots pledge to head outdoors more often and help nature

27 January, 2022

Scots are now spending more time outdoors than they did before the pandemic, and more than half want to take positive action to help the nation’s wildlife.

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General licence restricted on Perthshire estate

26 January, 2022

NatureScot has restricted the use of general licences on Lochan Estate in Perthshire.  The decision was made on the basis of evidence provided by Police Scotland of wildlife crime against birds.

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Tree planting at Beinn Eighe increases woodland by 41%

20 January, 2022

Long-term tree planting at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (NNR) has increased woodland by 41%, helping combat climate change and increasing the biodiversity of the area hugely.

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Nature fund celebrates ‘1,500 football fields’ of new and improved habitats in Scotland

10 January, 2022

A nature fund that began just three years ago is celebrating local projects across Scotland coming together to plant more than 160,000 native trees, sow 60,000 seagrass seeds and create nearly 600 hectares - 1,500 football fields-worth - of new or improved habitat for our pollinators, vulnerable birds and wildflowers.

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Celebrating success at the North-East’s National Nature Reserves

21 December, 2021

NatureScot’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in the north-east celebrated some great success stories in 2021, including a solid season for the tern colony at Forvie NNR.

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Celebrating success at Scotland’s National Nature Reserves

21 December, 2021

NatureScot’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) across Scotland celebrated some great success stories in 2021.

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Celebrating success at South Scotland National Nature Reserves

21 December, 2021

NatureScot’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in the south of Scotland celebrated some great success stories in 2021, including extensive habitat restoration work at Cairnsmore of Fleet NNR.

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Celebrating success at Shetland’s National Nature Reserves

21 December, 2021

NatureScot’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Shetland celebrated some great success stories in 2021, including increases in some breeding seabirds.

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