Over 100 boats were reportedly seen in protected fishing areas over the past four years, and campaigners say rogue fishermen are supplying a black market for seafood.
The Scottish Government agency responsible for protecting wildlife has licensed the killing of 130,000 wild animals in the last five years.
"A landscape scarred by human activity": stunning aerial photos reveal how land use in Scotland has been changed by deer, forestry, agriculture and golf.
The launch of the Scottish Government's public consultation on how to combat the global climate emergency has been condemned as “fiddling while the world burns”.
The public sector in Scotland is being urged to step up its efforts to tackle the climate emergency, after a survey revealed that most government bodies have done little or nothing in response.
Video footage of damage to the seabed by illegal scallop dredging off Jura has been obtained by The Ferret, prompting calls for urgent enforcement action to be taken against rogue fisherman.
Environmental campaigners have called on the Scottish Government's economic development agency not to spend taxpayers' money subsidising a new form of underwater mining.
Marine wildlife in a vast area of ocean to the north of Scotland is at risk from trawlers because of a gaping loophole in international fishing regulations
Retailers have told the Scottish Government they may remove some of their products from shops if Scotland introduces a scheme for recycling drinks containers.