Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

 

Involve local groups in protecting biodiversity

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Edinburgh declaration calls on leaders to work far more closely with communities to protect biodiversity. The worldwide effort to combat critical levels of biodiversity loss will fail without far greater…

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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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Argyll fish farm breaks free in storm

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Image © Corin Smith A fish farm in Argyll containing about 550,000 salmon has broken free of its moorings in Storm Ellen. Owner Mowi said it has temporarily secured the…

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Ocean Rebellion from Gometra island

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Image: Ocean Rebellion Perched on the edge of a remote island overlooking the Atlantic, it is an unusual powerhouse for a campaign to save the planet from a fate worse…

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Acoustic Deterrents used at over 140 fish farms

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

CONCERNS have been raised after figures revealed more than 140 fish farms in Scotland are using controversial noise devices (acoustic deterrents) to scare off seals. Official statistics show scores of…

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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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Seawilding: Loch Craignish Native Oysters

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Oyster Hoister © Loch Visions Wildlife Photography Seawilding Project Coordinator, Danny Renton, updates us on the progress of Argyll’s newest marine dwellers… It’s the end of July, a gorgeous morning…

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16,000 year old Kelp found off Scotland

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Scientists have discovered kelp off the coast of Scotland, Ireland and France that has survived since the last ice age, around 16,000 years ago. Experts from Heriot-Watt University’s Orkney campus…

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