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Arson destroys important natural site in Fife

28 October, 2014

A large fire in Fife has threatened a rare butterfly and destroyed part of a protected natural area, reports Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Clock change increases deer risk on roads

24 October, 2014

As the clocks turn back this weekend, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that the risk of collisions between deer and vehicles increase in certain parts of Scotland.

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New squirrelpox research released today

23 October, 2014

New research released today predicts how the squirrelpox virus could spread in grey squirrel populations in Scotland, and will be useful in planning how best to protect red squirrels.

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Pink-footed geese return to Loch Leven

10 October, 2014

Two free goose walks to see the amazing spectacle of the return of the pink-footed geese to Loch Leven national nature reserve take place this month.

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New tool in fight against wildlife crime

06 October, 2014

Use of General licences to be restricted with evidence of wildlife crime

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will prevent the use of general licences to trap or shoot wild birds on land where there is evidence of wildlife crime against birds.

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MEDIA INVITE: Wildlife crime announcement

03 October, 2014

MEDIA INVITE: SNH and Environment Minister to announce decision on general licence restrictions

Not for publication or broadcast – for operational guidance only

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New accord between SNH and Farmers’ Union promises action on sea eagles

26 September, 2014

A new joint statement of intent on balancing the needs of sheep farmers and crofters with the conservation of sea eagles has been announced by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and NFU Scotland.

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SNH: wave energy projects can co-exist with kelp habitats

25 September, 2014

Wave energy schemes proposed for the seas off Scotland can co-exist with important kelp habitats, according to a new report for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

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Fungi forays at Loch Leven this weekend

23 September, 2014

Changes are taking place at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve which herald the arrival of autumn.

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Local teacher wins award for teaching in nature

23 September, 2014

A local teacher has received recognition for taking the classroom outdoors and improving the learning experiences of her pupils.

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