More than 10,000 trees will be planted in Aberdeenshire as part of efforts to prepare the River Dee for a 'climate emergency'.
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Estates in the east Cairngorms are preparing to undertake a second year of mountain hare monitoring using new methods of counting.
A rare seabird has raised its chick on a Scottish island nature reserve, with experts welcoming it as a sign conservation efforts are working.
A new population of critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels has been discovered in a Scottish river.
Farmers and crofters in North Uist, Coll and Tiree will be compensated for allowing barnacle geese to graze their land as part of a new scheme.
Plans have been submitted for a new 12-cage salmon farm off Fetlar.
An autonomous “SharkCam” has been used in the UK for the first time as part of efforts to reveal the secret lives of basking sharks.
Minister visits Flow Country as bid ramps up to have area recognised by UNESCO as world heritage site
The bid to have the Flow Country in Sutherland recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO has gathered momentum after the Minister for the Natural Environment, Mairi Gougeon, visited the area to sample its rugged beauty.
Six specially-trained detection dogs are to be brought in to Orkney to help rid the islands rugged landscape of the invasive non-native stoat.
Visitors to Scotland’s national nature reserves will this summer be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery with some ceilidh music.
David Ross: Moving jobs here from the central belt would be a good start to slowing population decline
Reports that up to 90% of Channel 4 staff in London are choosing to take redundancy, rather than move to the new regional base in Leeds or satellite offices in Bristol and Glasgow, struck a chord.
An 800ft trench in the Moray Firth could be given a special government designation to protect the sea creatures which dwell there.
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".
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.