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Multimillion nature fund ‘takes to the water’

26 May, 2021

New projects that protect and grow Scotland’s marine life, boosting the vulnerable wild oyster population by tens of thousands; and supporting fragile freshwater pearl mussels are among the latest recipients in an ambitious expansion ‘into the water’ by the  Scottish Government's Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

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NatureScot launches consultation on third Gaelic Language Plan

25 May, 2021

NatureScot will today launch a public consultation on its proposed third Gaelic Language Plan.

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NatureScot a’ foillseachadh co-chomhairleachadh air an treas Plana Gàidhlig

25 May, 2021

An-diugh cuiridh NatureScot air chois co-chomhairleachadh poblach mun treas Plana Gàidhlig aige a thathar a’ moladh.

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International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May: Critical declines and vital signs of hope for Scotland’s nature

21 May, 2021

Scotland is widely known for its biological diversity (variety of nature), and as we approach this significant day, NatureScot’s latest report highlights the changing picture of nature across the country.

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Digital revolution for nature sites

20 May, 2021

NatureScot has today launched the next phase of a £1.25 million project using artificial intelligence to improve the management of Scotland’s protected areas.

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NatureScot welcomes seven new board members

19 May, 2021

Scotland’s nature agency welcomed seven new members to their first board meeting last week, following their appointment by retired Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP in March 2021.

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Flower power to transform woodlands

18 May, 2021

A new guide shows how the transformation of newly-planted native woods into beautiful and biodiverse places can be helped by planting common woodland wild flowers and grasses.

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Majority of natural features in good condition

13 May, 2021

More than three quarters of Scotland’s natural features are in good condition or on the road to recovery, new figures show.

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Moth numbers decline by 46%

11 May, 2021

Moth numbers in Scotland have continued to decline over the long-term while their distribution has increased.

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