Forestry and Land Scotland
Fig the beaver fights back to health after botched shooting
A beaver shot in Perthshire is recovering in the care of the SSPCA after it was found at the side of the road with facial wounds by a member of the public.
Woodland bosses accused of failure and putting beavers at risk from guns
Government woodland bosses have been criticised for failing to bring beavers back to state-owned Scottish land and save them from possible shooting.
Licences to kill foxes issued despite experts’ objections
Licences for a foot pack to kill foxes were issued by Forestry and Land Scotland despite strong objections from internal experts.
Revealed: The developers behind Scotland’s carbon credit ‘green rush’
Scotland’s richest man, an earl, and private equity and property firms are among those developing carbon offsetting projects that critics say are pushing up land prices and allowing companies to “greenwash” their image.
Beavers to be relocated to three new sites in Scotland
Conservationists have welcomed plans by the Scottish Government’s woodland agency to bring beavers to three new sites on its vast estate before the end of this year.
We may have lost red squirrel nests, says forestry agency￼
The Scottish Government’s forestry agency has admitted that red squirrel nests may be “lost” when it cuts down trees.
Forestry and Land Scotland criticised for allowing fox hunts into public forests
Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Highland council accused of causing ‘potentially criminal’ damage to native forest
Highland Council has been accused by conservationists of causing potentially criminal damage to native trees at Loch Morlich.
Foxes still chased by hounds and shot in public forests
Foxes are still being chased by hounds and shot in public forests, despite outrage about the practice when it was revealed last spring.