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Two thirds of Scots support ambitious “30 by 30” target to protect nature

05 Dec 2022

People living in Scotland overwhelmingly back plans to protect 30% of the country’s land and sea for nature by the end of the decade, a new opinion poll has found. The global “30 by 30” target, expected to be agreed at the upcoming UN biodiversity conference COP15 in December, sets out to protect 30% of […]


8 in 10 Scots want focus on native woodlands

01 Dec 2022

An overwhelming majority of people in Scotland want forestry policy to prioritise native woodlands, according to a new opinion poll.  The Survation poll, commissioned by Scottish Environment LINK, found that 8 in 10 members of the public believe that the focus should be on native woodlands while only 1 in 10 believed that policy should […]


8 in 10 Scots want National Parks to have stronger focus on environment

29 Nov 2022

Almost 80% of the public want Scotland’s National Parks to have a stronger focus on restoring nature and tackling climate change, according to a new opinion poll. The Scottish Government has committed to introducing at least one new National Park in this parliamentary term. Scotland currently has two National Parks, covering the Cairngorms and Loch […]


Last chance for planning reform to tackle the nature crisis

18 Aug 2022

A coalition of leading environmental charities has called on the Scottish Government to ensure imminent reforms to the planning system respond to the climate and nature emergencies. Scottish Environment LINK has said that the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) falls short of the action required to reverse the crisis of nature loss. 1 in […]


Charities warn levelling up bill could undermine environmental protections in devolved nations

18 Aug 2022

Four environmental organisations representing charities across the UK have warned that the Levelling Up Bill could weaken protections for nature by handing the UK Government the power to amend the law in devolved areas. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will grant UK Ministers the power to scrap and rewrite, by secondary legislation, environmental protections […]


Call for new Cairngorms Park Plan to take action on deer numbers

09 Jun 2022

A coalition of environmental groups has called on the Cairngorms National Park Authority to agree an ambitious approach to tackling unsustainable deer numbers and increasing the natural diversity and resilience of the Park.  The Park Authority will this week (Friday 10th) agree a new Park Partnership Plan, which will set out conservation and land management […]


Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the Scottish Government circular economy proposals

30 May 2022

Today the Scottish Government published proposals for Scotland’s long awaited circular economy bill.  The legislation and policies that flow from these proposals have the potential to make a much needed difference to the way in which we make and use day to day products – from the food we eat to the buildings we work […]


Circular economy proposals to be announced in May – will they be up to the job?

11 Mar 2022

Scottish Environment LINK welcomes the news that the Scottish Government will consult on a Circular Economy bill in May and that a ban on the destruction of unsold goods will be one of the proposals brought forward. However, banning the destruction of unsold goods is only one part of the jigsaw puzzle if Scotland is […]


Support for Scottish Government’s Sustainable and Regenerative Farming in Scotland vision statement

03 Mar 2022

On 2 March 2022, the Scottish government published its vision for sustainable and regenerative farming. This vision to be a global leader is a bold one and one that we support. Its delivery will hinge on commitment to transformational change in the way we farm and use land in Scotland and in how we support […]

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