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.
Data obtained by The Ferret has revealed that most of the maintenance work carried out on Scotland’s rail viaducts in the last two years has failed to include recommended surveys for bats.
Revelations that farmers and landowners in Scotland have been licensed to kill more than 4,000 ravens in the last four years have sparked a chorus of criticism from campaigners.
Pollution from vehicle exhausts is “devastating” the fragile wild plants that cling to the artic summits of Scotland’s highest mountains, say conservationists.
Farmers blamed for blocking legal protection for beavers, allowing more to be shot.
A ban on the mechanical harvesting of kelp around Scotland's coast is to be backed by the Scottish Government, putting a company's controversial plans at risk.
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.
The number of mountain hares in the eastern Highlands has dropped by more than 99 per cent since 1954, according to a new study - prompting calls for urgent action to protect the species.