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Two species recorded for first time at Tentsmuir nature reserve

28 September, 2021

Two spectacular species were recorded for the first time ever at Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve (NNR) this summer, reports NatureScot.

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Car park upgrade at St Cyrus National Nature Reserve

22 September, 2021

As part of visitor improvements on St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, major works will begin shortly to improve the car park. 

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It’s not too late to reverse biodiversity decline by 2030, UK’s five leading nature bodies say

22 September, 2021

  • Five UK statutory nature agencies call on all parts of society for greater action and investment in nature now.
  • Report recommends businesses, organisations, cities and governments adopt targets to become Nature Positive – putting the crises of biodiversity loss and climate change on an equal footing.
  • Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), NatureScot, Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) recommend nine priority actions to achieve a Nature Positive UK by 2030.

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From Beinn Eighe to Benghazi

17 September, 2021

An innovative method developed in Scotland to help conserve genetic diversity in wild species is being trialled in Libya thanks to a new collaboration.

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Secrets of Fair Isle sea caves revealed

10 September, 2021

High resolution images available to download below

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Varied fortunes for Scotland’s wintering waterbirds

09 September, 2021

Numbers of wintering waterbirds have declined overall in Scotland, with waders showing the greatest decrease.

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Seabird numbers decline by almost 50%

03 September, 2021

Numbers of breeding seabirds in Scotland have declined by almost 50% since the 1980s, a new report shows.

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Watersports enthusiasts thanked for helping breeding birds

01 September, 2021

Boaters, paddle-boarders and swimmers are being thanked for helping to protect breeding birds at a popular Deeside nature reserve this summer.

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Foraging festival returns for 2021 with exciting in-person and online events

18 August, 2021

Scotland’s festival of foraging is returning for 2021, with a programme of exciting in-person and online events for participants of all ages. 

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Conservation success as beaver numbers double in Scotland

17 August, 2021

The number of beavers has more than doubled in Scotland in the last three years to around 1000 animals, according to a NatureScot survey published today (10 August).

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