Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
Scotland is failing to meet international targets to prevent wildlife from becoming extinct, according to the latest assessment for the Scottish Government.
The Coal Authority is to review the way it manages minewater treatment facilities across Scotland after a pollution incident in Lanarkshire.
A row is brewing over plans by a US millionaire to build a golf course on a wildlife site in northeast Scotland – but this time it’s not Trump, it’s his business rival.
More than 1,700 of Scotland’s most precious wild animals, plants and places are in a poor state – and 600 of them are getting worse.
Scottish ministers have not given legal protection to ten endangered species, including four insects, two plants, two seahorses and water voles.
An expert review concludes that neonicotinoids are killing bees, and could threaten food production.