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Celebrating success at Argyll’s National Nature Reserves

21 December, 2021

NatureScot’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in Argyll celebrated some great success stories in 2021, including sightings of the rare Marsh Fritillary Butterfly at Glasdrum NNR.

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Ground-breaking Scottish project to reduce marine animal entanglement in creel fishing gear

16 December, 2021

A ground-breaking project is helping reduce mammal, shark and turtle entanglement in creel fishing gear in Scottish waters.

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New funding for river restoration training

13 December, 2021

Organisations and businesses are being urged to apply for a share of new funding to support development of nature-based skills in river restoration.

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Jobs boost for peatland restoration

06 December, 2021

NatureScot’s Peatland ACTION programme is expanding with a boost for new green jobs in the wake of COP26.

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500 communities volunteer to help Scotland’s nature recovery

03 December, 2021

Scotland’s nature agency is supporting more than 500 community groups this year to volunteer to help tackle the nature loss and climate change emergency.

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Scotland’s first seagrass restoration guide

01 December, 2021

Scotland’s first handbook for seagrass restoration has been published as trials in the innovative technique gather pace.

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Nature fund awards £5m to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change

25 November, 2021

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Projects to restore Scotland’s unique and rare rainforest; enhance Black Grouse habitat in Southern Scotland, and create robust dune flood defences in St Andrews are among the first recipients of the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

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New pilot to increase diversity in nature jobs

23 November, 2021

A new pilot project has been launched with the aim of increasing diversity in nature-based jobs.

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UK’s first NNR celebrates 70th anniversary with stunning pictures

22 November, 2021

The UK’s first National Nature Reserve (NNR), the stunning Beinn Eighe NNR, is celebrating its 70th year today. To mark the day, NatureScot is revealing the winning pictures from a photo contest marking the landmark anniversary.

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NatureScot announces first new site for release of beavers in Scotland since Knapdale

10 November, 2021

NatureScot has issued a protected species licence today, allowing beavers to be released into a new location in the Forth catchment, reinforcing the population that is already resident nearby.

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