03 Dec 2012
Creating a network of Scottish marine protected areas (MPAs) could provide benefits to Scotland to the tune of £10billion, and potentially more, according to a report published today.
02 Nov 2012
Proposal to set up five new Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Scotland’s offshore waters have been enthusiatically welcomed by members of Scottish Environment LINK’s marine taskforce (MTF)
11 Oct 2012
Environmental groups have expressed deep concern about the sector-led planning that threatens to sideline Scotland’s marine environment and the national sustainability agenda. Members of Scottish Environment LINK – an umbrella group for Scotland’s environmental organisations – argue that delays to finalising a National Marine Plan will favour short-termist, large-scale development without ensuring due consideration of […]
02 Aug 2012
In a joint letter to Fergus Ewing, Minister for Tourism, tourism operators and businesses highlighted the substantial economic benefits provided by the country’s most fragile ecosystems. To read the letter to the Minister please click here.
27 Jun 2012
Scottish Environment LINK today issued a major policy challenge to the constitutional campaigns – tell us why YOUR option for change best meets OUR aspirations? In a leaflet, LINK has published its 10 point vision of a sustainable Scotland – including sustainable development to improve people’s lives, fighting climate change and protecting and enhancing our […]
12 Mar 2012
Local Governance Taskforce Press Release – March 12th 2012 Scottish Environment LINK today called for a clarification from our political parties as to when manifestos for the local elections will be published. Enquiries have revealed that the parties are all relying on their local organisations in each of the 32 Council areas to publish manifestos, […]
01 Mar 2012
Those with an interest in the future of deer management in Scotland have recently signed up to support the Scottish Government’s Code of Sustainable Deer Management. Far from the conflict that the SGA report portrays, there is increasing agreement on what needs to be done to manage deer populations sustainably for the benefit of our […]
14 Dec 2011
Scottish Environment LINK (the umbrella body for Scotland’s environmental NGOs) has announced that Ross Finnie is to become its next President. Mr Finnie was a MSP from 1999-2011 and Cabinet Minister for Rural Affairs and the Environment between 1999 and 2007. He will take up post as LINK President early next year, continuing the excellent […]
09 Nov 2011
Unless the UK takes a strong line on making CAP payments, currently worth over £3 billion per year, do more towards maintaining and improving the natural environment and animal welfare, the current round of reforms may be little more then a ‘green-wash’ for the established status quo
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