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Environmental Charities Demand Concrete Action for Scotland’s Nature

16 Feb 2019

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 […]

Call for Scotland to safeguard EU environmental laws to protect people and nature after Brexit. Article published 31/1 in the Scotsman

01 Feb 2019

 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 […]

Scottish Environment LINK announces new Chief Officer, Dr Deborah Long

29 Jan 2019

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 […]

Scottish Environmental NGOs call for more ambitious climate targets as report highlights increasing climate change pressures on Scottish biodiversity

03 Jan 2019

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, […]

First Minister’s Advisory Group call for a right to a healthy environment fundamental for a Fairer Scotland, say Scottish Environmental NGOs 

10 Dec 2018

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 […]

Seafloor Integrity Report media release

09 Nov 2018

Launch of Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group’s latest commissioned report: Seafloor Integrity.

Investing in the Environment Makes Sound Financial Sense

05 Nov 2018

Scotland’s environment movement today (Wednesday 5th November) called on government to ensure Scotland’s environment is properly protected in order to secure the economic gains it provides. A new report, Valuing our Environment, launched today, shows that sustainable use of our environment underpins the economy by £17.2 billion a year, or more than a tenth of […]

Future farm support in Scotland – a very muddy picture: LINK response to Ministerial statement on CAP

01 Oct 2018

On 26 September 2018, Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing made a statement to the Scottish Parliament on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and farm payments, in the context of Brexit. In this he confirmed that farm and rural businesses will receive ‘…their current payment entitlements largely as they currently are, and not just in 2019 but in […]

LINK Hilltracks Press release – Changing Tracks report

18 Sep 2018

Hilltracks report press release

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