Latest Scottish Natural Heritage Stories
Ravens have been scratched out as the cause for a decline in the number of wading birds in the UK.
A new report shows that Scotland's seabird numbers plunged by 19 percent between 2000 and 2008.
By Rob Edwards Environment Editor A MAJOR opencast coal mining company has been reported to the police for allegedly breaching planning conditions and damaging an internationally important peat bog in Ayrshire.
By Jenny Haworth environment correspondent PLANS to transform Edinburgh's waterfront can go ahead without harming important wildlife habitats, conservationists said yesterday.
THE waters surrounding Scotland's most remote National Nature Reserves (NNRs) will be charted for the first time when Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) conducts a marine survey of the area next week.
For the first time in over 400 years, the European beaver will be reintroduced to Scotland in the spring of 2009, according to the Scottish Government.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.