Posts Tagged ‘Policy’

 

World fails to meet biodiversity targets

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

The world has failed to meet any biodiversity targets to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the…

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Edinburgh Declaration calls for commitment to nature

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Yesterday [31 August], the Scottish government published the ‘Edinburgh Declaration’. This declaration seeks agreement between subnational, regional and local governments across the world, calling on the United Nations Convention on…

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Scotland at risk of losing environment laws

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Scotland has four months left to Brexit-proof its environment laws. Will we make it? Scotland’s nature, our unique wildlife, stunning landscapes and natural resources like water and soil, are central…

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Creel fishers lodge judicial review

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Creel fishermen have taken the Scottish Government to court over access to island waters. Alistair Sinclair, national co-ordinator of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation (SCFF), says the body is acting…

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Blue recovery: the role of Scotland’s seas

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

A blog by Esther Brooker, LINK Marine Policy and Engagement Officer, and Calum Duncan, Head of Conservation Scotland for the Marine Conservation Society. Our ocean remains in desperate need of…

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Scotland’s new draft environment laws

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

If you believe your local environment is being harmed due to the failure of a public body to meet environmental standards, you can raise an official complaint and request an…

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FFI: When is an MPA not an MPA?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

A recent paper on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in northern Europe (“Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot”) reveals that…

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