Category Archives: conservation

Chainsaws, rotten wood and cages: the efforts to save the pine hoverfly

Athayde Tonhasca discusses the conservation efforts to protect one of Scotland’s most endangered species. The ephemeral habitat of the pine hoverfly   In a mature Scots pine forest, trees are often infected by the heart rot fungus Phaeolus schweinitzii, which … Continue reading

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SNH divers assess Loch Carron flame shell bed damage

Images of bright orange, dead flame shells strewn across the seabed in Loch Carron received widespread social and mainstream media coverage recently. Recreational divers had reported that the flame shell bed – a rare and ecologically important habitat – had … Continue reading

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What will global conservation look like 50 years from now…

SNH’s Clive Mitchell, Strategic Development Manager, examines the question. The inaugural WildTalk event on wildlife conservation at St Andrew’s University saw four speakers take on the challenge of anticipating what global conservation might look like 50 years from now. The … Continue reading

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Connecting people to nature – a key outcome of the World Conservation Congress

Fantastic Beasts’ actor Alison Sudol and executives from National Geographic, Parks Canada, Google Earth Outreach and Vulcan Productions were just a few of many leaders that took part in the launch of the #NatureForAll movement at the 2016 IUCN (International … Continue reading

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