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Almost £1.5m in funding for extra rangers at Scotland’s nature hot spots this summer

19 July, 2022

Many of Scotland’s most popular natural sites are to receive a staffing boost this summer, with Scottish Government funding of almost £1.5 million to support better visitor management and help safeguard the environment for visitors and local communities.

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Avian flu task force announced

14 July, 2022

NatureScot is setting up a new task force to co-ordinate a national response to the avian influenza crisis that is devastating vulnerable seabirds, and other wild bird populations in Scotland. 

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Holiday fun at Tentsmuir

12 July, 2022

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Fife is holding an open day next week with a host of fun activities for all ages.

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Appeal to help protect Mull wildlife

01 July, 2022

Visitors to Mull are being urged to help protect wildlife this summer in response to concerns about increased disturbance at island hotspots.

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£4.2m lifeline for Scotland’s most vulnerable species

29 June, 2022

Threatened species in Scotland have today received a £4.2m lifeline from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Scots warned of giant hogweed danger

28 June, 2022

People across Scotland are being warned of the dangers of giant hogweed, a toxic plant that can cause severe skin blisters, burns and even blindness.

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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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