Scottish Wildlife Trust
A proposal to investigate eating beavers to limit their numbers was dropped from Scotland’s new wild beaver strategy following inquiries from The Ferret.
Anti-nuclear campaigners have accused organisations supporting plans for a nuclear fusion plant in North Ayrshire of having promoted the project with “half truths” and warned it would be “dangerous” for the environment.
The Scottish Government’s forestry agency has admitted that red squirrel nests may be “lost” when it cuts down trees.
A horticultural firm claiming to lead the way in moving towards alternatives to peat-based compost, lobbied the UK Government to be allowed to sell the product to gardeners beyond 2030, an investigation by The Ferret has found.
The Scottish Government is paving the way for the multinational salmon farming industry to start using a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees.
Fish farmers in Scotland are permitted to use 16 "toxic" chemicals to kill parasites and fungi, control infections and anaesthetise fish.
An attempt by a fertiliser multinational to extend peat extraction in south-west Scotland has been unanimously rejected by a council on grounds it would contribute to climate change.
Sporting estates are drawing up plans to lobby for blanket permission to shoot more birds to stop them eating salmon, according to a leaked document.
The Scottish Government is under growing pressure to act after confirmation that 87 beavers have been shot under licence in the eight months since they were given official protected status.