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SNH-GWCT-SL&E position on large-scale culls of mountain hares to reduce louping ill

23 December, 2014

The mountain hare is the only native species of hare or rabbit in Britain. In Scotland, heather moorland actively managed for red grouse, provides very good habitat for this species.

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Scotland’s outdoor habits revealed

19 December, 2014

The number of people visiting the outdoors for recreation has gone up, with the estimated number of visits at its highest in recent years, according to a report published today (19 December) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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New photo contest celebrates Scotland’s urban deer

18 December, 2014

To celebrate one of Scotland’s most renowned and beloved animals, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is launching a free photo contest today (19 December) – Scotland’s first Urban Deer Photography Competition.

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New Islay goose management strategy announced

18 December, 2014

A new sustainable goose management strategy for the island of Islay has been announced today (18 December) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Call for concerted effort in black grouse conservation

16 December, 2014

A new report calls for greater and more sustained co-operative action to help save threatened black grouse populations in the south of Scotland.

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Wildcat Action receives massive boost from Heritage Lottery Fund

14 December, 2014

A ground-breaking co-operative conservation project to help the threatened Scottish wildcat is celebrating a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £973,100.

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Wildcat Action receives massive boost from Heritage Lottery Fund

13 December, 2014

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A ground-breaking co-operative conservation project to help the threatened Scottish wildcat is celebrating a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £973,100.

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Teachers set to make a difference by teaching outdoors

12 December, 2014

Fifteen teachers are set to make a difference to the lives of school children in West Dunbartonshire by beginning a professional development programme on outdoor learning.

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Action to create better conditions for freshwater pearl mussels

12 December, 2014

Work to create better conditions for internationally important freshwater pearl mussels in an area of significant decline is underway.

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First meeting of sea eagle stakeholder group in North Argyll and Lochaber

11 December, 2014

Conservationists, farmers and land managers have joined forces to discuss a range of management issues related to sea eagle management in North Argyll and Lochaber.

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