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Marine habitat connections revealed

16 December, 2019

The underwater connections linking some of Scotland’s most important marine habitats have been revealed like never before.

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Nature fund open for new applications

04 December, 2019

Additional funding is now available for ambitious ideas to improve habitats, safeguard species and tackle the causes of biodiversity loss, as the Biodiversity Challenge Fund opens its latest round.  

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Report finds SNH nature reserves generate £28m in benefits

03 December, 2019

Nature reserves owned by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) generate £28m worth of climate, tourism, recreation, and health benefits a year, research published today reveals.

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Scottish Natural Heritage and Luss Estates reach agreement over poisoning of 300 beech trees at Loch Lomond beauty spot

29 November, 2019

SCOTTISH Natural Heritage and Luss Estates have today reached an agreement following the conclusion of a dispute on the killing of over 300 mature beech trees on the island of Inchtavannach by chemical injection. Landowner Luss Estates and Scottish Natural Heritage have agreed to work together towards a healthy and positive working relationship, as the best way forward in conserving and protecting local nature.

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SNH statement: Deer Progress Report

29 November, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today published a report assessing progress in deer management in Scotland, prepared for the Scottish Government.

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‘Beast from the East’ impact on woodland birds

28 November, 2019

Harsh winter weather is thought to be a factor in a short-term decline in woodland birds between 2017 and 2018.

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General licence restricted on Lanarkshire estate

26 November, 2019

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has restricted the use of general licences on Leadhills Estate in South Lanarkshire this week. The decision was made on the basis of evidence provided by Police Scotland of wildlife crime against birds.

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Sale of goose meat from Orkney extended

26 November, 2019

The sale of greylag goose meat on Orkney has been extended to 31 January 2020, to encourage the use of fresh, seasonal, wild goose meat and help boost local business, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced today.

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School pupils join call to help nature

25 November, 2019

More than 100 schools have signed up to offer pupils in our most disadvantaged areas outdoor learning sessions in nature, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today. 

Through outdoor learning and play, young people can enjoy and learn about the outdoors in their local area.

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