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Re-build of destroyed Loch Leven bird hide begins

09 March, 2022

A year after the popular bird hide on the shores of Loch Leven was destroyed by fire, construction will begin on a replacement.

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£600,000 for green health in Dundee, North Ayrshire and Highland

08 March, 2022

Funding of £600,000 has been announced to support the roll out of green health projects across Scotland.

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Mixed fortunes for wintering waterbirds

04 March, 2022

New research reveals that the number of wintering waterbirds in Scotland has continued to decline overall, with mixed fortunes for different species.

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Measures to save capercaillie outlined

25 February, 2022

A new scientific review has advised on measures which could help reverse the fortunes of the iconic capercaillie in Scotland.

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Progress for pollinators

22 February, 2022

Projects across Scotland provided crucial help for bees, hoverflies and other pollinators in 2021.

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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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