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Scottish Natural Heritage reduces carbon emissions by 20 per cent over past two years

21 February, 2018

Following 2009 climate change legislation by the Scottish Government that requires public bodies to contribute to the delivery of national targets including reducing carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) put into place measures to ensure we would not only meet, but exceed this target. SNH has achieved a nearly 20 per cent reduction over the last two years, far surpassing expectations.

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Scotland’s woodland and farmland birds increase, as upland birds decline

14 February, 2018

Scotland’s woodland and farmland bird numbers have increased over the past two decades, but during this time, upland birds have faced decline. This is according to a Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) report published today, The Official Statistic for Terrestrial Breeding Birds.

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New lowland deer expert panel appointed

13 February, 2018

A new panel of experts is being established by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to examine the complex issues related to deer management in the Scottish lowlands. The work of the panel will contribute to the Scottish Government’s ongoing review of deer management across Scotland.

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Letter from SNH Chief Executive to Kate Forbes, MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

06 February, 2018

In response to a letter from Kate Forbes MSP about her work to reduce plastic pollution in Scotland and the Final Straw campaign , SNH's Chief Executive, Francesca Osowska, provided the following reply:

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Locals asked for views on Ben Wyvis management

30 January, 2018

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wants to hear from people with an interest in Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve to help prepare future plans.

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