The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency, NatureScot, withdrew an objection to a tourist development after “serious heat” from its chair, Mike Cantlay.
More than 1,100 of Scotland's wildlife species and natural habitats are in a "poor" condition, and dozens of the nation’s protected sites have been damaged by climate change.
Environmental and wildlife groups are calling for urgent action to combat the twin climate change and wildlife crises and help preserve Scotland’s natural heritage.
Ramblers Scotland said North Chesthill Estate in Glenlyon, which is home to four Munros, has ”long been notorious amongst walkers.
ow has broken out over a bat-friendly roofing membrane which has been promoted as safe for the protected mammals for almost three years.
The Scottish Government's wildlife agency licensed the killing of 115 beavers in Tayside in 2020, sparking angry criticisms from campaigners.
Lawyers for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course bombarded the Scottish Government’s wildlife watchdog with demands and complaints in an attempt to block sand dunes on the course from being stripped of their conservation status.
Sewage spilled directly into Scotland’s rivers, lochs and seas at least 12,000 times in one year.
An “internationally important” Highland beauty spot could be harmed by plans to remove 120,000 tonnes of timber from nearby woodland, the Scottish Government's wildlife agency has warned.