Tags - Conservation

Calls for bigger fines and longer prison sentences for wildlife criminals

News

16 Aug 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing and bird of prey persecution should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says Scottish...

Estates support police appeal over golden eagle

News

13 Aug 2019

Sporting estates today backed a police appeal for information over a golden eagle which was seen flying in the North-east of Scotland with what appeared to be a trap attached to its leg.
 
Police...

SLE Statement on Wildlife Crime Case

News

23 Jul 2019

We have issued the following statement after the conviction of a gamekeeper on wildlife crime offences at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

David Johnstone, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “Wildlife...

Bog Day Blog

Blog Post

23 Jul 2019

As it’s International Bog Day on Sunday 28 July this week’s blog showcases the work Peatland ACTION have been undertaking to restore the peatlands within Scotland’s oldest National Park.

Loch Lomond ...

Scottish Wildcat breeding programme

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is an active participant in the recovery of the threatened Scottish wildcat. The species is now fully protected by law and is generally recognized as a separate subspecies,...

Glen Clova Contour Tree Planting Initiative

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

Rottal Estate is located in Glen Clova, the largest of the Angus Glens. The estate is approximately 8,000 acres and ranges from 800 to nearly 3,000 ft above sea level.

Rottal is privately owned and...

The Campbell Partnership

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

We have farmed the land here in the Scottish Borders for over forty years running it alongside our farm in North Yorkshire. Five years ago, we decided to relocate to our farm in the Scottish Borders...

From wilderness to accessible community space

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

How volunteer power is unlocking the landscape and history of Cullen

Castle Hill offers a stunning panoramic view of Cullen Bay and, in the past, it was a place which was enjoyed by local families...

Environmental Education at St Mary's

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

The St. Mary’s School, Melrose motto “behalde to ye hende” means “look to your future” in old Scots.

In the school’s entire 125 year history, this motto has never been more appropriate. The natural...

Recording on farm species to help inform land management

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Whitmuir Estate is a small (176 ha) Estate in the Scottish Borders just outside Selkirk. We have a mixed farm with let grazing and in hand arable. Holiday lets make use of some of the buildings on the...

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

The red squirrel is one of Scotland’s most loved animals and most of the UK population is found here, despite significant decline in recent decades. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) was...

Nature Friendly Farming and Food Production

HIH Case Study

7 Jul 2019

Williamwood is a 300 acre nature friendly livestock farm with luxury holiday cottages. Our vision for it is a productive farm, as near carbon-neutral as possible, bursting with biodiversity, in an...