Thirteen leading nature, environment and countryside advocates have been rejected as board members by the Scottish Government’s nature agency.
The Scottish Government's wildlife agency licensed the killing of 115 beavers in Tayside in 2020, sparking angry criticisms from campaigners.
The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending.
Farmers and landowners have joined forces to help a Scottish Government agency defend itself for handing out licences to kill wild beavers.
Scotland’s planned annual deer cull target for 2020-21 has been reduced by around 10 per cent as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, government agency NatureScot has announced.
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency told farmers that beavers were “good to eat and could be used for taxidermy”.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the death of a beaver in Perthshire just two days after the season for lethal control of the animals opened.
A powerful alliance of Scottish environmental groups has called for a radical rethink in the way deer are managed, which will mean making culls compulsory for landowners.