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Escaped prairie dogs under control

05 February, 2015

Prairie dogs which were on the loose at an East Lothian open farm in 2013 are now recaptured and in a secure enclosure, under the first agreement of its kind to control invasive non-native species in Scotland.

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SNH and Police Scotland ask public to report illegal shellfish collecting

03 February, 2015

Local people are being asked to report anyone they see collecting shellfish in Loch Fleet or along the northern shores of the Dornoch Firth. Collecting shellfish in this area is a criminal offence.

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New report on beaver effects on salmon and trout

28 January, 2015

A report looking at at how salmon and trout populations might be affected, if beavers are reintroduced to Scotland, was published today (28 January).

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New Dunbartonshire section of John Muir Way opens

23 January, 2015

An 800-metre stretch of upland section of the John Muir Way has been upgraded between Balloch and Helensburgh, announced Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) this week.

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Free wetlands walk at Loch Leven

20 January, 2015

A free wetlands walk showing off Loch Leven’s spectacular wildlife takes place on Sunday, 1 February.

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Call for voluntary restraint on large scale hare culls

24 December, 2014

A new joint initiative urging voluntary restraint on large scale culls of mountain hares has been launched today (23 December).

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SNH-GWCT-SL&E position on large-scale culls of mountain hares to reduce louping ill

23 December, 2014

The mountain hare is the only native species of hare or rabbit in Britain. In Scotland, heather moorland actively managed for red grouse, provides very good habitat for this species.

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Scotland’s outdoor habits revealed

19 December, 2014

The number of people visiting the outdoors for recreation has gone up, with the estimated number of visits at its highest in recent years, according to a report published today (19 December) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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New photo contest celebrates Scotland’s urban deer

18 December, 2014

To celebrate one of Scotland’s most renowned and beloved animals, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is launching a free photo contest today (19 December) – Scotland’s first Urban Deer Photography Competition.

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New Islay goose management strategy announced

18 December, 2014

A new sustainable goose management strategy for the island of Islay has been announced today (18 December) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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