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REVISED: Over 75% of Scotland’s protected site natural features in good condition

31 May, 2023

Official statistics published today by NatureScot show that more than three quarters (76.4%) of Scotland’s natural features on protected nature sites are either in or recovering towards a favourable condition. Natural features include habitats and species, as well as geological features such as fossil beds and caves. Cooperative work with landowners on protected areas is key to improving the condition of sites.

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Pioneering £22m fund leaves lasting legacy for Highlands and Islands tourism

30 May, 2023

The Natural & Cultural Heritage Fund (NCHF) has been hailed a success for supporting 13 major new projects showcasing the outstanding local scenery, wildlife, and culture of the Highlands & Islands.

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Species on the Edge partnership news release: New multi-species conservation programme has arrived in Orkney

26 May, 2023

New multi-species conservation programme, Species on the Edge, has begun its four-and-a-half-year programme of conservation activity in Orkney.

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Drivers warned of deer collision risk

23 May, 2023

A campaign has been launched warning drivers to look out for deer along Scotland’s trunk road network, including at key locations in the central belt.

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Rare beetle found at Species on the Edge launch event in the Outer Hebrides

17 May, 2023

New multi-species conservation programme, Species on the Edge, kicked off public events in the Outer Hebrides with a short-necked oil beetle workshop on North Uist which saw 24 of the incredibly rare species found during the event. 

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Trial finds woolly warriors effective against giant hogweed

17 May, 2023

A four-year trial has found that sheep grazing effectively reduces the spread of giant hogweed, a highly invasive and harmful non-native plant.

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New species conservation programme, Species on the Edge, launches their activity in the north coast.

11 May, 2023

Species on the Edge, a new multi-species conservation programme, will kick off its activity in the north coast of Scotland with a launch event on Sunday 21st May at Dunnet Community Forest from 11am until 2pm.

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Noss National Nature Reserve open to the public

10 May, 2023

Noss National Nature Reserve (NNR) has reopened to the public following the island’s closure last year due to avian flu.

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