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.
Animal welfare groups fear fox hunt law “loopholes” may be exploited
Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
Area of peatlands restored by Scottish Government one third less than claimed
An area of peatlands restored last year by the Scottish Government is nearly one third lower than it publicly claimed, new data has revealed.
Revealed: The spiralling cost of Scotland’s flood defences
Twenty-eight ‘vital’ Scottish flood defence schemes are now expected to cost nearly one billion pounds – three times more than was first estimated in 2016.
NatureScot signs off subsidies to billionaire’s estate for burning heather…and restoring land
Tulchan Estate, in the Highlands, received Scottish Government funds that would have allowed them to both burn and restore areas of the estate.
Glasgow climate crisis event accused of allowing “greenwashing“ by the fossil fuel industry
Sponsorship of a climate change summit in Glasgow by energy firms and a bank has been branded as “greenwashing“ by climate change campaigners.
National park authority accused of geological failings
A highly critical report has alleged a series of failings by national park chiefs in protecting the unique geological heritage in their care.
Plan for eating beavers abandoned after Ferret queries
A proposal to investigate eating beavers to limit their numbers was dropped from Scotland’s new wild beaver strategy following inquiries from The Ferret.
Beaver reintroduction programme to spread across Scotland under new plans
A plan intended to aid the spread of beavers across the whole of Scotland has been published, with more than a quarter of a million acres marked as potential habitat.