18 February, 2015
Numbers of beavers living in the wild in Argyll have remained stable in spite of high kit mortality, according to one of a series of reports published today (18 February) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Other findings were that the beavers have had an impact on rare lichens in the area but have hardly used local rivers and streams.
16 February, 2015
A new three year pilot project to manage the greylag goose population of Lewis and Harris has been launched this week, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) confirmed today.
09 February, 2015
More than 50 delegates will today (Monday) attend a high-profile conference on the role of protected areas and their resilience to change and external pressures.
06 February, 2015
Local people interested in hearing about studies of Knapdale’s famous beavers are invited to an event in the Cairnbaan Hotel near Lochgilphead, from 6.30 - 9pm on Thursday 19 February.
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.
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.
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).
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.
20 January, 2015
A free wetlands walk showing off Loch Leven’s spectacular wildlife takes place on Sunday, 1 February.
24 December, 2014
A new joint initiative urging voluntary restraint on large scale culls of mountain hares has been launched today (23 December).