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Parts of Scotland have reached early warning stage in the first water scarcity report published by SEPA this year.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has published its first water scarcity report of the year, with low levels being recorded in parts of Scotland.

The southern half of the country has reached early warning stage and businesses which abstract water should consider how they can be more efficient to protect both the environment and their own operations.

Scotland's rivers in recovery after £3.7m investment

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Scotland’s rivers, lochs and wetlands are being restored back to good health, thanks to support from NatureScot’s Biodiversity Challenge Fund.

In the past three years, the Scottish Government has invested £3.7m in 27 freshwater and river restoration projects across the country, using innovative, nature-based solutions to help reverse biodiversity loss and mitigate against the effects of climate change.

New multi-million-pound projects to conserve Welsh rivers and bogs

Monday, January 31, 2022

TWO major projects have been given the green light to protect, enhance and help restore nature and the environment in Wales – great news to help tackle the Nature Emergency.

These projects, supported through the EU’s LIFE Programme and match funded by the Welsh Government, will ensure that the £13.8 million cash injection will breathe new life into urgent conservation challenges over the next five years.

Tweed Forum Celebrates 30 Years of Environmental Action

Friday, January 14, 2022

Tweed Forum, the charitable trust that looks after the 5,000 sq km catchment of one of the world’s most famous salmon fishing rivers – the River Tweed - is celebrating 30 years of environmental action.

The River Tweed is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and while the main river channel is well known, it contains some significant tributaries including the Teviot, Ettrick, Gala and Leader Waters, the Whiteadder and the River Till as well as many smaller watercourses amounting to 12,500km in total.

Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

Friday, January 14, 2022

We want to know what you think about how biodiversity net gain will work in practice. This consultation sets out our proposals and asks questions about how biodiversity net gain will be applied to Town and Country Planning Act development, and, at a higher level, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Dee Catchment Partnership wins prestigious nature award

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Dee Catchment Partnership, a collective of organisations tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland, has won the Nature and Climate Action award at the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. The highest accolade for nature conservation in the country, the awards recognise excellence, innovation and outstanding achievements in Scottish nature conservation. The 10th annual ceremony was held virtually this year, hosted by BBC Landward’s Arlene Stuart.

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