Forestry and Land Scotland
Scotland’s forestry agency has been accused of “indiscriminate massacre” after it admitted it could have killed nearly 2,000 baby red squirrels.
Ownership of Scotland's forests is becoming increasingly dominated by wealthy estates, investors and absentee owners who live outwith Scotland, says a new study.
A plan to reintroduce beavers in northern Scotland has been postponed following opposition from landowners, aided by the local SNP politician, Kate Forbes.
Ministers must force public bodies to ditch land access restrictions and fees as high as £700, say running events organisers.
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.
Government woodland bosses have been criticised for failing to bring beavers back to state-owned Scottish land and save them from possible shooting.
Licences for a foot pack to kill foxes were issued by Forestry and Land Scotland despite strong objections from internal experts.
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.
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.