Tags - Conservation

Scottish wildlife accreditation to flourish beyond EU exit - Wildlife Estates Scotland celebrates 10 years with 2.5 million acre target for 2023

News

23 Nov 2020

Scottish estates have vowed to continue driving forward an international wildlife and habitat accreditation scheme beyond the UK’s new relationship with Europe.

Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES)...

The introduction of Red Squirrels at Attadale

Blog Post

19 Nov 2020

Squirrel boxAttadale estate has become the latest addition to the Wildlife Estates Scotland family. They showed exemplary consideration for nature and demonstrated a range of projects to support wildlife and...

NatureScot Report: Badger impacts on biodiversity and agriculture in Scotland - a literature review.

Blog Post

16 Oct 2020

Our Policy Adviser Karen Ramoo discusses a literature review commissioned by NatureScot on the subject of badger conservation. In addition, she poses a number of questions to SLE members who wish to...

Muirburn vital in aiding carbon storage and preventing wildfires

News

1 Oct 2020

Muirburn – the controlled, cool burning of heather on Scotland’s moorlands – is becoming ever more important in the fight against wildfires in Scotland, land managers said today.

As the permitted...

Gene Conservation Units

Blog Post

1 Oct 2020

Melissa Minter is a PhD researcher at the University of York with partners Natural England and NatureScot. Her research looks into the conservation genetics of the mountain ringlet butterfly, the UK’s...

Scottish Land & Estates statement on satellite tag

News

25 Sep 2020

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has issued the following statement in response to an RSPB Scotland press release regarding a satellite tag located in Perthshire.

Mark Tennant, chairman of Scottish...

Spotting Squirrels this Red Squirrel Week

Blog Post

21 Sep 2020

Photo 1Keilidh Ewan is a Communications & Engagement Officer for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. In this blog she discusses the work being done by the organisation, and how you can participate in the 2020...

Forestry and Land Scotland out of season culling

Blog Post

11 Sep 2020

Following Forestry and Land Scotland’s decision to undertake out of season deer control on Scotland’s national forests and land, Scottish Land & Estates has made the following comment:

The Deer...

Woodland restoration at Annandale Estates

Blog Post

10 Sep 2020

Photo 1In this blog, our Dumfries and Galloway Regional Support Officer Tracey Roan covers her recent visit to Annandale Estates and looks at the work being undertaken there.

If your staycation ventures...

Grouse season proves a boost for rural businesses

News

12 Aug 2020

Rural businesses have heralded the start of the grouse season as a ‘lifeline’ in overcoming the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As parties gathered in the Angus Glens for the first day...

Mobile app to transform recording of raptors on grouse moors

News

3 Aug 2020

Recording bird of prey sightings across Scotland is set to take a major step forward thanks to a new app being developed in conjunction with grouse moors and gamekeepers.

The app, which uses the...

Appeal for information on poisoned sea eagle

News

27 Jul 2020

Scottish Land & Estates, which represents rural businesses, today joined a Police Scotland appeal for information over of the case of a sea eagle found poisoned in north-east Scotland.

Mark Tennant...