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Isle of May consultation begins

04 December, 2014

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wants to hear from people with an interest in the Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) to help prepare a new ten-year management plan for the island. A public consultation will run from 8 December to 25 January.

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Response to Guardian/Observer article about wildcats

28 November, 2014

We feel we must respond to Kevin McKenna’s inaccurate and scaremongering comment piece about Scottish wildcats on 23rd November. Inaccurate press coverage is causing confusion and sadly undermining public support which would otherwise go to Scottish wildcat conservation.

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World’s most northerly bottlenose dolphins stable for 23 years

28 November, 2014

The number of Scotland’s famous east-coast bottlenose dolphins using the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation (SAC) has remained stable for nearly quarter of a century, according to the latest report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) today (Friday).

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Strathbeg goose funding applications open

21 November, 2014

Applications for funding through the Loch of Strathbeg Goose Management Scheme 2015 open this Monday, announced the Loch of Strathbeg Local Goose Management Group (LGMG) today.

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Statistical News Release: Index of Abudance for Scottish Terrestrial Breeding Birds

20 November, 2014

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland:
Index of Abundance for Scottish terrestrial breeding birds, 1994 to 2013

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Latest beaver trial reports published

20 November, 2014

Six reports looking at the trial reintroduction of beavers at Knapdale in Argyll have been published today (Thursday 20 November).

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Illegal pearl fishers in Assynt to be targets of new action

19 November, 2014

A scheme is being launched in the Lochinver area of West Sutherland in a bid to crack down on recent illegal pearl fishing.

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Six straths identified as important for Scottish wildcats

11 November, 2014

A new survey has identified six important areas for Scottish wildcats.

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New report shows encouraging signs for seabirds in Scotland

04 November, 2014

After declines over the last two decades, seabird numbers show encouraging signs, according to new statistics by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Nutritious supper halting decline in Scotland’s choughs

03 November, 2014

An extra snack each day for fledglings is helping to prevent the loss of one of Scotland’s rarest resident breeding birds, says Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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