Thirteen leading nature, environment and countryside advocates have been rejected as board members by the Scottish Government’s nature agency.
Formal monitoring of Scotland’s most precious wildlife by the Scottish Government’s nature agency has been slashed more than fivefold over the last decade.
Scottish Government funding for major environment bodies has been slashed by 40 per cent over the last decade putting nature and the climate at risk, according to a new expert analysis.
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.