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Top prize for Scottish PhD student

08 February, 2016

A prestigious and fiercely contested science prize has been awarded to a student based at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen, and funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Scottish Saltmarsh Survey report published

28 January, 2016

Results from Scotland’s first comprehensive national survey of an important coastal habitat have been published today (Thursday) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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Largest ever survey of Scottish wildcats commences

27 January, 2016

The largest-ever survey of Scottish wildcats is now underway with more than 300 trail cameras live as from today.

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Fresh moves to manage Lewis and Harris greylag population

22 January, 2016

A fresh drive to reduce the Lewis and Harris greylag goose population starts on 1 February with shooting taking place where previously agreed with the landowner and occupier.

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Tagging project confirms Sea of the Hebrides importance to basking sharks

21 January, 2016

A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish.

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Free wetlands walk at Loch Leven

21 January, 2016

A free guided walk showcasing Loch Leven’s spectacular wildlife will take place on Sunday, 31 January.

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SNH launches pollinator public consultation

21 December, 2015

SNH today launches a public consultation on a strategy to protect pollinating insects in Scotland.

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SNH Board seeking new members

18 December, 2015

People interested in helping to look after Scotland’s spectacular nature are being invited to apply to be a member of the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) board.

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Latest survey shows declining pearl mussel numbers

17 December, 2015

Freshwater pearl mussels may now be extinct from several rivers in Scotland, a major new survey from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has confirmed.

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West Sands dunes transformed by unique partnership

15 December, 2015

The special dunes at the West Sands in St Andrews are recovering well, according to a recent survey by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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