An 800ft trench in the Moray Firth could be given a special government designation to protect the sea creatures which dwell there.
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Bird-lovers have been warned to be careful when approaching nests, after concerns were raised about people getting too close to a pair of kestrels near a coastal path in Buchan.
Farm and croft leaders have welcomed an admission by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that white-tailed eagles kill healthy sheep and lambs.
The views of farmers and crofters on controlling wild birds under general licence – to prevent damage to crops, livestock or other wildlife – are to be examined in a 12-week consultation later this year.
Scotland's mountaineers have called on Scottish Natural Heritage to stand up to wind farm developers they believe are "playing the system".
Licences for the killing of protected animals lack transparency and should be reformed, the Scottish Greens have said.
A unique pine forest in Wester Ross will have its genetic code preserved forever in a UK first.
A speckled wood butterfly has become the 1.5-millionth animal logged by north-east wildlife watchers.
A marine wildlife tourism study, designed to shape the management methods of projects across Scotland, will use the Moray Firth as its primary focus.
A wildlife photographer has captured a series of spectacular shots of birds of prey at a north-east nature reserve.
Animal rights charities have criticised a controversial project to reduce the number of mink in the north-east and Highlands.
An MSP met with environmentalists to discuss the protection of a seal colony at a north-east estuary.
Bosses at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have discussed shock plans to move the quango’s national headquarters from Edinburgh to the Highlands.
Calls made to combat marine litter on Shetland after dead gannet discovered entangled in rope and twine
Calls have been made to combat marine litter after a Shetland man photographed a gannet which appeared to have died after becoming entangled in rope and twine.
Fresh investment has been announced by the Scottish Government to help promote the scenery, wildlife and culture of the Highlands and Islands.
Jack McConnell questioned why a controversial hedgehog cull in the Western Isles had to start in the run-up to the 2003 Scottish election.
The “stunning” marine life in the waters around St Kilda – the most remote outpost of the British Isles – has been captured by researchers carrying out a study of its reefs and sea caves.
Top conservationists have been called to give evidence at the controversial Coul Links public inquiry next year, it has emerged.
Motorists are being urged to be vigilant for deer now the nights are drawing in.
A £6million scheme to eradicate stoats from Orkney to save the rest of its wildlife population has been approved.
A Highland community is seeking to provide an escape route for rare red squirrels after a spate of deaths.
Scottish Natural Heritage CEO cycles 1,300 miles around Scotland to showcase the wonders of the natural world
Chief Executive of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has cycled 1,300 miles around Scotland to inspire the public to get active and improve their mental and physical health.
A worrying surge in American mink is threatening native wildlife along the Caledonian Canal and River Ness.
Restoration work is under way to transform a dilapidated village hall into a £2.5 million visitor destination on the banks of Loch Ness.
Climate change could be a factor in the decline of Scotland’s wading birds, conservationists have said.
Drones have been sent high into the sky above Speyside to locate have huge hidden patches of potentially dangerous invading plants.
Underwater footage has revealed the secret social lives of basking sharks in Scottish waters for the first time.
The chief executive of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has set herself the arduous task of cycling over 1300 miles across Scotland over 35 days.
Four individuals who worked to end a controversial deer management dispute in Assynt have been presented with the Ronnie Rose award at the Moy Game Fair.
A stag in the Western Isles is at “serious” risk after discarded plastic binding was entangled around its head and throat.
An environmental group has warned beachside barbecuers across the north east that an increase in fires being left unattended is a “recipe for disaster”.
A popular dolphin-spotting business could be sunk after a national conservation body raised concerns it is disturbing Aberdeen’s famous population of the charismatic creatures.