National Islands Plan and Island Communities Impact Assessments consultation supports the development of the National Islands Plan as set out in Part 2 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. The consultation responses will shape the National Islands Plan. Scottish Environment LINK response is available here.
LINK submission to ECCLR Biodiversity Inquiry
LINK’s response to the Scottish Government consultation “Investing in and paying for your water services from 2021” Submitted September 2018.
A response to the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee’s call for evidence on biodiversity and biodiversity reporting duties, March 2018
Joint Links Response – Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry: ‘Assessment of EU/UK environmental policy’
Joint Links Response – EAC Inquiry on EU Env Policy FINAL
Triennial review of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee: Response from Scottish Environment LINK
This response is supported by the undersigned members of the Wildlife Forum and the Marine Taskforce.
Triennial Review of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee – A joint response from WCL, SEL, WEL and NIEL
A joint response from Wildlife and Countryside Link (WCL), Scottish Environment LINK (SEL), Wales Environment LINK (WEL) and Northern Ireland Environment LINK (NIEL) which welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the Triennial Review of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). We see the review as an opportunity to improve the delivery of nature conservation objectives in both … Read More »
Members of LINK’s Wildlife Forum are all engaged in the everyday work of conserving Scotland’s biodiversity and its landscape on the ground and through policy work. Since before the publication of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy in 2004, members of the Wildlife Forum have contributed very significant time and resources to the Scottish biodiversity policy process, … Read More »
LINK provided Oral Evidence on stage one of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs and Environment Committee. The Committee was specifically looking at sections 1 and 2, which propose the transfer to Scottish Natural Heritage of functions of the Deer Commission for Scotland and the Advisory Committee on Sites … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill. This bill covers a wide range of areas including; deer, game law, invasive non-native species, species licensing, snaring, badgers, muirburn and SSSI and protected area revisions. LINK also believes that this Bill allows the opportunity to look at legisaltion … Read More »
We believe that the proposed initiatives do not adequately take account of the broader issue of native pollinators, which may have far‐reaching consequences for the pollination of Scotland’s crops. Notable among a wide diversity of pollinating insect species are the bumblebees. There are also many species of solitary bee. The current draft strategy considers only … Read More »
As a native species, Common Ragwort is part of our natural heritage and the UK Government has signed international agreements, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, to ensure its conservation. It is found in a range of dry, sandy or limy or neutral grassy places and dunes but flourishes in overgrazed and disturbed areas. … Read More »
Response to the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy Marine Biodiversity Implementation Plan 2008-2010. We are keen to see a Scottish Marine Bill that delivers protection, restoration and enhancement of Scotland’s coasts and seas, including a halt to biodiversity loss by 2010 and an ecologically coherent network of marine protected areas by 2012, in turn helping meet impending … Read More »
Comments on the draft Species Framework. We broadly support the aims and objectives of the Framework and welcome the emphasis on conserving and managing species as “components of habitats and ecosystems.
The LINK Biodiversity Taskforce welcomed the launch of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy ‘It’s In Your Hands’ (SBS) and supports the concept of its focused delivery through detailed Implementation Plans. LINK members have been heavily involved in developing the Implementation Plans through the various working groups. While we believe the groups have succeeded in identifying what … Read More »