Further to the publication of the Werritty Review on grouse moor management this morning (here), the Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) has joined other groups in calling for the Scottish Government to stop procrastinating and get on with sorting out the practices that ‘have a serious impact on our natural environment’. There’s a strong and resolute message emerging […]
Last month the Scottish animal welfare charity OneKind lodged a petition at the Scottish Parliament calling for ‘an end to the killing of wildlife on grouse moors and elsewhere in Scotland’. Below is some background information from OneKind on why they’re calling for the Scottish Parliament to conduct a full review of the animal welfare […]
Raptor Persecution UK was one of a number of organisations giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee last week on the proposed increase in penalties for wildlife crime. The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections & Powers) (Scotland) Bill was introduced by Environment Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on 30th […]
Public funding for environment bodies in Scotland has plummeted by 40% in a decade, placing already declining wildlife at risk, according to analysis of government budgets. from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/09/scottish-wildlife-government-funding-aoe via TV/a>
As you probably know by now, I absolutely love bees and I am both trying to base my career on them and spend my free time studying them. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Since finishing university I have been spending my time researching both bees and how to create a good habitat for them in the form of wildlife […]
The most comprehensive State of Nature report ever produced has confirmed that Scotland’s wildlife continues to decline.
BY BERT BURNETT On Thursday STV were too quick to highlight that Scotland’s wildlife population is in a state of consistent decline, referencing a new report. 70 wildlife groups joined forces with Scottish government agencies for the first time, to analyse data about nearly 6500 species across land and sea for the latest ‘State of […]
The Scottish wildcat is one of the United Kingdom species most at risk of disappearing, according to the State of Nature report published this week. A quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction. Photograph: Peter Cairns/Courtesy of Scottish Wildcat Action Source: The week in wildlife – in pictures […]