Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage is the public body responsible for the country’s natural heritage.
Tens of thousands of seabirds on the Scottish islands of St Kilda have starved to death because of food shortages caused by global warming.
More than 1,700 of Scotland’s most precious wild animals, plants and places are in a poor state – and 600 of them are getting worse.
Scottish ministers have not given legal protection to ten endangered species, including four insects, two plants, two seahorses and water voles.
A Highland laird was given a tax “sweetener” in a secretive £7.2 million deal to buy an ancient Caledonian pine forest.
Landowners have been accused of breaching an agreement to end the mass killing of mountain hares in the wake of evidence that hundreds were shot in the Cairngorms last month.
Emails reveal landowners have been inhumanely shooting beavers and causing them to suffer slow, painful deaths.