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Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland

02 February, 2021

Scotland is likely to face an increase in the risk of extreme droughts over the next two decades as a result of climate change.

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Revamp for Scotland’s favourite paths

22 January, 2021

Some of Scotland’s best-loved paths are being revamped with new funding to remove barriers and improve access for all.

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New Scottish wildlife crime investigator appointed

15 January, 2021

Joint news release issued by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and NatureScot

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Woodland bird recovery

14 January, 2021

Scotland’s woodland birds appear to have recovered from a short-term decline thought to be caused by harsh winter weather.

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Review looks at progress helping farmers and crofters deal with sea eagle impact

08 January, 2021

Issued on behalf of the Sea Eagle National Stakeholder Panel

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Tackling nature loss report – 2021 a ‘big year’ for nature

31 December, 2020

A new report reveals progress made to tackle biodiversity loss in Scotland and the challenges ahead.

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Scots want to do more for wildlife: 10 easy ways to help

29 December, 2020

Visits to Scotland’s outdoors increased hugely this year and with so many Scots enjoying the benefits of nature, many of us are keen to continue these habits and more.

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Covid drives huge increase in use of urban greenspace

22 December, 2020

Visits to urban greenspace soared during the Covid-19 pandemic, demonstrating the importance of green infrastructure for health and wellbeing.

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More people flock to St Cyrus national nature reserves in 2020

21 December, 2020

NatureScot’s St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR) saw an upsurge in visitors in 2020, as part of over a million estimated visitors to NNRs across Scotland. The figure is an increase from an estimated 650,000 in recent years.

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