Tag Archives: biodiversity

The Great Outdoors – Young People, Outdoor Learning and the 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity

Scotland is facing key pressures on its biodiversity. Some of these pressures are physical, such as pollution, the overuse of resources, or climate change. Others are more about the way we (under) value nature and the goods and services it … Continue reading

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Heritage and nature on your doorstep – the new Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Spring is in the air – and with it a change in Scotland’s nature. And this is especially true for the Seven Lochs Wetland Park, where our plans for Scotland’s largest urban heritage and nature park are really starting to … Continue reading

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World Wildlife Day

It’s UN World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is Listen to the Young Voices. Izzy, Katie and Ryan from ReRoute, Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel, tell us why young voices matter for Scotland’s wildlife as well as sharing their Scottish wildlife … Continue reading

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Why the chough needs a champion

Did you know that there is now a parliamentary majority of ‘Species Champions’ in the Scottish Parliament? Amanda Trask from the University of Aberdeen tells us more. This is great news for Scotland’s wildlife – 65 MSPs have each chosen … Continue reading

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ReRoute to action

ReRoute, Scotland’s youth biodiversity panel, is certainly a project to keep your eye on. Joanne Elston, one of its members, tells us about their big plans for the future. Young people are passionate about many things – friends and school, … Continue reading

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Good news for Scotland’s juniper

Once a prolific plant in Scotland, juniper has been in decline. However SNH’s Helen Taylor tells us about a recent discovery which suggests a positive turnaround. I was out doing some site condition monitoring on Glenartney Juniper Wood a couple … Continue reading

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Species of the month – the oak marble gall wasp

You would never imagine that tiny, obscure wasps like this could have a place in British history, or indeed have contributed to the culture and literacy of the Western world. But follow Athayde Tonhasca’s thread. Let there be gall enough … Continue reading

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