More than 22,000 people, including primary school children, have written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for a Scottish Environment Act to protect Scotland’s nature and ensure Brexit doesn’t roll back crucial environmental protections. The calls come at a time of renewed focus on environmental issues … [continue reading] Over 22,000 people demand a Scottish Environment Act
Scotland must take urgent action to halt its declining biodiversity, say campaigners following the release of a major global report revealing that one million animal and plant species worldwide are threatened with extinction. … [continue reading] Global biodiversity report: Where does Scotland stand?
Scotland's nature is in urgent need of protection. Climate change, pollution and loss of habitats are all contributing to it's decline. And leaving the EU means risking the environmental protections that our wildlife and landscapes depend on. But we can secure better protection for Scotland’s seas, land and wildlife. … [continue reading] 7 reasons why we must protect Scotland’s nature
Scotland’s geodiversity supports a complex mosaic of habitats that host a wide range of species. The value of geodiversity as part of nature and natural diversity is not only in the presence of rocky crags and islands, and a varied landscape that provides a range of habitats. It also lies in the ongoing processes that are continually shaping our slopes, river banks and dynamic coasts. … [continue reading] Scotland needs an Environment Act that rocks!
We are very used to hearing about the two key culprits responsible for the decline of butterflies and moths in our countryside - habitat loss and climate change, but a third ‘driver’ increasingly being identified as guilty is nitrogen, the two main sources being vehicles and farming. … [continue reading] Our butterflies and moths are facing triple whammy and need a Scottish Environment Act
Crystal clear waters, tumbling through a rock-strewn channel - a scene that is encountered throughout Scotland. But in some of these watercourses, a truly special species can be found. The Freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) is one of the most critically endangered molluscs in the world. Up to a half of the world’s remaining population are found in Scotland. As a nation, we therefore have an international responsibility … [continue reading] Protecting a very special species