Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

 

Calls to ban trawling in protected areas

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

A report from the Marine Conservation Society has found that bottom-trawling or dredging are taking place in 98 per cent of offshore marine protected areas (MPAs) around the country. Bottom-towed…

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Ban on single-use plastic ‘imperative’

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Environmental campaigners say it is now “imperative” that the Scottish Government acts quickly to ban single-use plastic items. Friends of the Earth Scotland warned that delaying a ban by even…

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Fight for Scotland’s Nature

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Time is running out for Scotland to deal with ‘toothless’ laws that will protect our precious environment as the UK finally exits the EU in just over a month’s time,…

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Scottish Parliament fails on Nature Emergency

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Despite a wide-ranging debate showing the Scottish Parliament’s increasing concern for nature, it misses a vital opportunity to declare a Nature Emergency. RSPB Scotland has described the outcome of the…

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Fish Farm objection for Wester Ross MPA

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Maerl © Graham Saunders/NatureScot Flickr A conservation charity has objected to a planned fish farm in a marine protected area in the Highlands – the Wester Ross MPA. The Scottish…

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