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Environmental charities challenge politicians to meet five tests for a ‘green recovery’

29 May 2020

Leading Scottish environmental charities have today jointly published five tests for politicians to meet when implementing a ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19. Scottish Environment LINK has challenged decision-makers to meet its tests, which it says will ensure that Scotland can move towards a new sustainable and socially-just era.   LINK, the network of 39 of Scotland’s […]

Environmental organisations welcome climate adviser’s calls for a ‘resilient recovery’

06 May 2020

A coalition of environmental organisations have welcomed today’s advice from the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on how Scotland can build a resilient, green economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of Scottish Environment LINK also urge the Scottish Government to seek complementary advice from independent biodiversity experts as it is imperative […]

LINK welcomes Salmon Interactions Working Group recommendations

04 May 2020

Scottish Environment LINK welcome the recommendations set out in the Salmon Interactions Working Group’s report and commend the group’s members on unanimously agreeing on the proposed actions. It is LINK’s hope that Scottish Ministers follow the advice in the report by adopting all recommendations and moving swiftly to implement them.   Dawn Purchase, Vice-Convener of LINK’s […]

LINK’s film ‘This is Scotland’ wins in the 2020 Charity Film Awards

22 Apr 2020

On Tuesday evening, we were delighted to win in our category the 2020 Charity Film Awards. 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 is Scotland to highlight a worrying statistic that was first revealed in the 2017 […]

Campaigners hail ‘landmark’ decision over unauthorised track in Glen Clova

11 Mar 2020

A Scottish Government reporter has today dismissed a landowner’s appeal against an order forcing the removal of a controversial vehicle track in scenic Glen Clova, Cairngorms NP. The decision ends a long-running battle over the 1.5km track, which is visible for miles around and features spoil mounds up to 10 metres wide. The landowner had […]

Campaigners welcome new Scottish environment strategy

25 Feb 2020

New environment watchdog must have teeth, say charities Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of a vision and outcomes for an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have called on the government to back up this commitment with legally […]

Environmental groups welcome Deer Working Group report as a potential catalyst to bring deer management into the 2020s

29 Jan 2020

Scottish Environment LINK – a coalition of organisations involved in land and deer management, forestry, wildlife conservation, cultural heritage, community land partnerships, nature education and outdoor recreation – has welcomed the findings in the report published today by the independent Deer Working Group (DWG). The independent expert body that was appointed by Scottish Ministers in […]

Campaigners urge Scottish Government to be bold with planning rights for climate and biodiversity developments

29 Jan 2020

Leading environmental charities have urged the Scottish Government to change its current review of permitted development rights (that allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application) to ensure the legislation is fit to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises facing Scotland. In their response […]

Brexit trade deals could threaten iconic Scottish wildlife, say leading charities

27 Jan 2020

Brexit trade deals could put iconic Scottish wildlife at risk at a time when 1 in 9 species in Scotland is at risk of extinction, say Scotland’s leading environmental charities. Otters, bottlenose dolphins, puffins, bats, Golden eagle and osprey are among a host of species that will face increased threats after 31 January. Many of […]

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