Leading environmental charities have welcomed a plan announced this week by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to set up an interim advisory panel to safeguard Scotland’s environmental standards in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Although the EU has this week granted an extension to Article 50, avoiding a No Deal exit on 31 October, this … Read More »
A film highlighting that just 5 per cent of available UK charitable grants go to protect Scotland’s nature has been launched in Edinburgh with some of Scotland’s most influential funders. Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of more than 35 Scottish conservation and environmental groups and charities worked with Maramedia to create the stunning film This … Read More »
Scottish Government’s Consultation receives public support for safeguarding nature from Brexit. New report from Scottish Environment LINK sets out proposals for ensuring that environmental protections can still be upheld if the UK exits the EU. Today the 2019 State of Nature Report, a comprehensive assessment from over 70 wildlife organisations and Government agencies, showed that … Read More »
Scotland’s wildlife continues to decline, according to the most comprehensive State of Nature report ever produced. The latest findings, published today, show that in the five decades since consistent scientific monitoring began there has been a 24% decline in average species abundance across monitored wildlife. The report confirms that averaged across all wildlife groups the … Read More »
‘Friends of the Scotsman’ article by the Marine Group’s convenor highlighting current challenges in management of North Sea cod and the need for more ecosystem-based fisheries management.
A new poll released today shows that more than three quarters of the Scottish public (86 per cent) say they are concerned about the potential threats to wildlife from climate change, habitat loss and pollution. In addition to this, a staggering 94 per cent have expressed that they see Scotland’s natural environment as ‘very important’ … Read More »
Given the overwhelming public support for action the new Programme for Government falls short of expectations. A recent survey undertaken by Survation on behalf of Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities has found that as many as 84% of Scots want the same or higher levels of environmental standards in the … Read More »
A coalition of over 30 organisations is launched today calling for an ambitious and comprehensive Circular Economy bill.
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group members welcome the launch of a public consultation proposing to designate four new nature conservation MPAs for mobile species and seabed habitats.