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Press release: LINK’s response to Deer Management in CNPA Park Plan

04 Apr 2017

Rights at Risk: A collection of Scottish civil society perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit

30 Mar 2017

A new report from Scottish civil society organisations, including Scottish Environment LINK, highlights that individuals’ rights must be safeguarded as the UK prepares to leave  the European Union (EU). Brought together by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland, experts from 12 different civil society organisations have outlined the potential impacts on rights in Scotland of the United Kingdom […]

Environmental groups urge caution on new Marine Plan

27 Mar 2017

Environmental groups have expressed reservations about today’s publication of Scotland’s first National Marine Plan. Following several years of consultation and Parliamentary scrutiny, the Plan paves the way for a more coordinated approach to developments at sea. A coalition of environmental groups have welcomed the general principles underpinning the Plan, but remain concerned that it supports […]

EU Saves Flagship Wildlife Laws

07 Dec 2016

Today European Commissioners took the historic decision to retain the EU’s flagship environment legislation: the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’). Pressure to revise these laws, as their fitness was under review, was met by an 18 month Defend Nature campaign run by environmental NGOs across Europe. Public response was unprecedented, with a record […]

LINK welcomes Joyce McMillan as new President

17 Oct 2016

Joyce McMillan media release

Scotland, a better place to live despite lower GDP compared to UK average

12 Oct 2016

Announcement of Scottish GDP performance for the second quarter of 2016 is keenly awaited and today’s figures will be interpreted in the light of the uncertainty leading up to the Brexit vote. Figures show that GDP grew by 0.4% during this period, a lower figure compared to the UK average of 0.7%.  But Scotland has […]

For a Fairer Scotland, we need a better environment – Scottish Environment LINK members react to the publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan

05 Oct 2016

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan and hopes this can be a starting point for engaging the environment movement in the conversation. With the exception of the references to the Good Food Nation strategy, the environment is otherwise absent from the 50 actions proposed. “A vision of a fair […]

Species Champions go wild in the Scottish Parliament

21 Sep 2016

The Nature of Politics: Species Champions go wild in the Scottish Parliament.  Press release, 21 September 2016. The award winning Species Champion is relaunched in the Scottish Parliament with the announcement of the first 48 Champions.

Vital protection for Scotland’s seabirds delayed by UK Government

08 Sep 2016

Environment groups urge immediate action Scottish environment groups have expressed concern that an important consultation on the protection of special places for seabirds has been held back by the UK Government. Earlier this year in July the Scottish Government launched a consultation on 10 marine Special Protection Areas, a requirement under EU law to help […]

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