A national nature organisation today brought in new powers to help fight wildlife crime.
Scottish Natural Heritage
Landowners and managers suspected of wildlife crime could lose licences to trap or shoot birds on their property.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has been accused of submitting an "inadequate and lazy" response to a planning application for a highly controversial windfarm in Inverness-shire.
A remote west Highland community could become saviours of the endangered Scottish wildcat.
A charity has warned building giant turbines in one of the Highlands' most picturesque areas could have a "disastrous impact" on Scotland's reputation for spectacular landscape.
Virtual underwater dives showcasing some of Scotland's most dramatic sea-life have been published online.
New guidance has been published to examine the likelihood of large marine animals becoming entangled in marine renewable mooring systems and cables.
The sale of meat from wild geese in Orkney will continue this year as part of a pilot to control bird numbers on the islands.
New guidelines have been produced to help developers, planning bosses and consultees get a better idea of how wind turbines will look on the landscape.
A selection of prize winning images showcasing the best of the Scottish landscape are to go on show in Inverness.
Former Scottish Natural Heritage chairman Andrew Thin has been made an OBE for his services to the environment and rural affairs.
A project to halt foreign invaders on the River Deveron has been given a funding boost.