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Could you help stop mink in their tracks?

17 June, 2020

A major project working across the Highlands, the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, is looking for people to get involved in work to help remove American mink from the countryside.

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Plunge In! Projects Revealed on World Oceans Day

08 June, 2020

Community groups across Scotland are to share almost £150,000 to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters in style.

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Lead nature agency publishes beaver licensing statistics

28 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today published a report on the challenging balance to be made between protecting beavers in Scotland and helping to prevent serious damage to some farmers’ land.

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Orkney goose management plans during Covid-19 restrictions

25 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Orkney Greylag Goose Management group today announced they are working together to ensure greylag goose management on Orkney continues once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.  

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Call for nature lockdown stories on Biodiversity Day

22 May, 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is calling on people to share their memorable stories and images of nature during lockdown.

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Mike Cantlay appointed for further two years as SNH chair

20 May, 2020

Dr Mike Cantlay has been appointed for a further two years as the chair of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) board by Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham.

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Alien Detectives wanted!

18 May, 2020

People are being urged to get involved in a new lockdown assault on invasive non-native species from the comfort of their own homes.

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Majority of natural features in good condition

13 May, 2020

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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SNH warns of increased wildfire risk in North Scotland

06 May, 2020

After one of the hottest Aprils on record and with weather forecasters predicting dry conditions to continue, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) are warning of the increased risk of wildfire across most parts of the north of Scotland. 

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