Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group
Highland Council has been accused by conservationists of causing potentially criminal damage to native trees at Loch Morlich.
A hotel developer backed by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, has been forced to restore an ancient pinewood illegally felled in the Cairngorms national park.
Leaked emails prompt accusations that the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, breached the ministerial code of conduct by intervening in a planning dispute in the Cairngorms.
A move to impose tougher controls on landowners scarring hillsides by bulldozing tracks for deer stalking and grouse shooting has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.
Scottish ministers have not given legal protection to ten endangered species, including four insects, two plants, two seahorses and water voles.