Two beavers have been shot and another five were seen dead on Tayside in the last month, an investigation by The Ferret has revealed.
Scottish ministers have been accused of rewriting the rules and weakening legal protection for precious wildlife sites to pave the way for a controversial golf development on the north east coast.
Film clips of geese being shot on the island of Islay have prompted renewed allegations that many are left to suffer slow, painful deaths.
The shooting of thousands of geese on Islay leaves many to suffer a slow death, contaminates the environment and is founded on “poor science”, according to a new scientific study.
Scotland is failing to meet international targets to prevent wildlife from becoming extinct, according to the latest assessment for the Scottish Government.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
The Scottish Government is under fire for repeating mistakes made with Donald Trump following revelations that it has been secretly trying to help another “pushy” US property developer.
Attempts to defeat wildlife crime unravel as gamekeepers boycott government meetings and another prosecution is dropped.
Government moves to penalise grouse-shooting estates suspected of persecuting birds of prey have been “completely undermined” by a gaping loophole, say conservationists.