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Enabling new ways to value and safeguard nature at the coast

An exciting new project was launched on Friday by Environment Secretary Rosanna Cunningham, in which SNH has a leading role. Dynamic Coast is the first survey of its kind to track the changes to Scotland’s long and varied mobile coastline … Continue reading

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Restoring Scotland’s damaged peatlands

Sunday 23 July is International Bog Day 2017. It’s an opportunity to celebrate bogs across the World and the essential role they play in our lives. As Julia Quin explains, there is funding available to restore Scotland’s damaged peatlands through … Continue reading

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Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve

Reserve Manager Tom Cunningham reflects on events in and around Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve. His regular newsletter will be winging its way over the wires soon, but here’s a taster of what Tom has to say. Summer 2017 brings our … Continue reading

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Bridging the science-policy gap, one conference at a time

Amanda Trask, a research ecologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, is our guest blogger today. Here she reflects on a great experience attending the Scottish Ecology, Environment and Conservation Conference (SEECC) at the University of Aberdeen in 2017. A … Continue reading

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How simple pleasures enhance wellbeing

John Muir Award Scotland Inclusion Manager, Lucy Sparks, spends time with an adult group who make the most of nature on their doorstep to help improve their health and wellbeing. John Muir Day celebrations (15-23 April) this year saw John … 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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Has spring really sprung in St Cyrus?

It’s not just the weather that’s been busy these last few weeks at St Cyrus NNR as Andrew Ferguson, our reserves assistant, student placement, recounts. It was a day peculiar to this piece of the planet, when larks rose on … Continue reading

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