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International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May: Critical declines and vital signs of hope for Scotland’s nature

21 May, 2021

Scotland is widely known for its biological diversity (variety of nature), and as we approach this significant day, NatureScot’s latest report highlights the changing picture of nature across the country.

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Digital revolution for nature sites

20 May, 2021

NatureScot has today launched the next phase of a £1.25 million project using artificial intelligence to improve the management of Scotland’s protected areas.

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NatureScot welcomes seven new board members

19 May, 2021

Scotland’s nature agency welcomed seven new members to their first board meeting last week, following their appointment by retired Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP in March 2021.

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Flower power to transform woodlands

18 May, 2021

A new guide shows how the transformation of newly-planted native woods into beautiful and biodiverse places can be helped by planting common woodland wild flowers and grasses.

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Majority of natural features in good condition

13 May, 2021

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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Moth numbers decline by 46%

11 May, 2021

Moth numbers in Scotland have continued to decline over the long-term while their distribution has increased.

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Crowd-funding appeal to help replace bird hide raises almost £30,000

10 May, 2021

An appeal to help fund the replacement of a popular bird hide destroyed by fire has raised almost £30,000. NatureScot’s Mill Hide on the shores of Loch Leven National Nature Reserve (NNR) was completely destroyed in a blaze on February 18th.

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Isle of May opens to the public today

26 April, 2021

The Isle of May National Nature Reserve opens its doors to the public today (26 April).

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‘Respect, Protect and Enjoy’ Scotland’s countryside safely

23 April, 2021

People heading out to enjoy Scotland’s parks, beaches and countryside as lockdown lifts are being urged to respect nature and other people by following three simple principles.

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