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Campaigners welcome Scottish Governments no deal environment safeguards

30 Oct 2019

Campaigners welcome Scottish Government’s ‘No Deal’ environment safeguards Leading environmental charities have welcomed a plan announced today by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham to set up an interim advisory panel to safeguard Scotland’s environmental standards in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Although the EU has this week granted an extension to Article 50, […]

Giving wild Scotland the future it deserves.

10 Oct 2019

A film highlighting that just 5 per cent of available UK charitable grants go to protect Scotland’s nature has been launched in Edinburgh with some of Scotland’s most influential funders. 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 […]

Strong support for a new nature watchdog in Scotland

04 Oct 2019

Scottish Government’s consultation receives public support for safeguarding nature from Brexit. New report from Scottish Environment LINK sets out proposals for ensuring that environmental protections can still be upheld if the UK exits the EU. Today the 2019 State of Nature Report, a comprehensive assessment from over 70 wildlife organisations and government agencies, showed that there […]

More than 80% of Scots say they are concerned about the Environment

10 Sep 2019

A new poll released today shows that more than three quarters of the Scottish public (86 per cent) say they are concerned about the potential threats to wildlife from climate change, habitat loss and pollution. In addition to this, a staggering 94 per cent have expressed that they see Scotland’s natural environment as ‘very important’ […]

LINK Welcomes Strong Climate Emergency Theme to Programme for Government but Urges Further Action to Ensure That Scotland’s Natural World is Safeguarded from Brexit  

04 Sep 2019

Given the overwhelming public support for action the new Programme for Government falls short of expectations. A recent survey undertaken by Survation on behalf of Scottish Environment LINK, a coalition of Scotland’s leading environmental charities has found that as many as 84% of Scots want the same or higher levels of environmental standards in the […]

Cross-sector coalition calls for a strong Circular Economy Bill

28 Aug 2019

A coalition of over 30 organisations is launched today calling for an ambitious and comprehensive Circular Economy bill.

Launch of consultation on 4 proposed marine protected areas

07 Jun 2019

Scottish Environment LINK Marine Group members welcome the launch of a public consultation proposing to designate four new nature conservation MPAs for mobile species and seabed habitats.

Scottish Environment LINK Manifesto for the 2019 European Parliament elections

13 May 2019

Ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections, Scottish Environment LINK have issued a manifesto. Our world faces an unprecedented ecological crisis: scientists from across the globe are ringing the alarm when it comes to the reality of climate breakdown and unparalleled loss of nature which will compromise jobs and livelihoods. When it comes to our […]

Over 22,000 people demand a Scottish Environment Act

13 May 2019

More than 22,000 people, including primary school children, have written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calling for a Scottish Environment Act to protect Scotland’s nature and ensure Brexit doesn’t roll back crucial environmental protections. The calls come at a time of renewed focus on environmental issues, with the Scottish Government committing to reach net zero […]

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