Ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, Scottish Environment LINK have issued a manifesto. Our world faces an unprecedented ecological crisis: scientists from across the globe are ringing the alarm when it comes to the reality of climate breakdown and unparalleled loss of nature which will compromise jobs and livelihoods. When it comes to our … Read More »
More than 22,000 people, including primary school children, have written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for a Scottish Environment Act to protect Scotland’s nature and ensure Brexit doesn’t roll back crucial environmental protections. The calls come at a time of renewed focus on environmental issues, with the Scottish Government committing to reach net zero … Read More »
Joint Environment Links press release on the UK Marine Strategy consultation calling for a stronger approach on all 4 UK governments as only 4 out of 15 indicators of healthy seas are achieved.
SCOTLAND is known worldwide for its natural environment’s breathtaking beauty and is home to globally important habitats and wildlife. We have 5% of the world’s peatlands and a third of the EU’s breeding seabirds. Our rivers and lochs contain 90% of the UK’s surface freshwater. But with one in 11 species currently at risk of … Read More »
Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of 35 Scottish environmental charities, has welcomed the much-awaited Scottish Government consultation on environmental principles and governance in Scotland. At a time of great ecological crisis, the charities believe that the prospect of Brexit threatens to unravel critical environmental protections, and are urging members of the public to respond to … Read More »
Article published by the Scotsman, 31 January 2019, by Ilona Amos. Scottish ministers have come under fire for a lack of progress on steps to protect the country’s environment after Brexit. Scotland and the UK are currently bound by a range of environmental laws as part of the EU, setting out requirements such as limits … Read More »
Scotland’s Forum for environmental organisations has announced the appointment of plant ecologist, turned network leader, Deborah Long, as Chief Officer. Deborah has extensive senior leadership experience in natural and cultural heritage in Scotland, as well as leadership of a multi-partner international consortium working in citizen science across Europe. Announcing the appointment, Charles Dundas, Chair of … Read More »
Machair, Atlantic salmon, white beaked dolphin, capercaillie and golden plover among unique Scottish habitats and species at risk. Scotland’s nature, from our seas to the highest mountains, is coming under increasing pressure from climate change, a new report published today [Thurs 3rd Jan] finds. Scotland’s Nature on Red Alert: Climate change impacts on Scottish biodiversity, … Read More »
35 Scottish environmental charities, members of Scottish Environment LINK, welcomed recommendations to enshrine the right to a healthy environment in Scots law through a new Act of the Scottish Parliament. The recommendations were made by the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, chaired by Professor Alan Miller. They echo the work of the … Read More »
Launch of Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group’s latest commissioned report: Seafloor Integrity.