Scotland is failing to meet international targets to prevent wildlife from becoming extinct, according to the latest assessment for the Scottish Government.
The full extent of culling of mountain hares in Scotland has been revealed by The Ferret, with up to 38,000 killed a year.
Wildlife in Scotland has weaker protection against damaging developments than wildlife in England and Wales, according to emails released by the government’s conservation agency, Scottish Natural Heritage.
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.
Scottish Natural Heritage has come under fire after backing down on plans to take legal action against landowners who don’t kill enough deer.
Scotland’s vital infrastructure is under threat from coastal erosion and flooding, according to official assessments of climate pollution.
Mountain Hares are under threat from lucrative shoots and mass culls according to an animal welfare charity.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises are being put at risk by noise alarms used by fish farms to scare off seals.
Gamekeepers should hide heaps of dead mountain hares in the back of their trucks, a leading Cairngorm park official has said.