Category: Wildlife & Welfare


Witness Statement: 93-year-old Sir David Attenborough warns humans have ‘overrun’ planet

Our planet is headed for disaster .. if we act now, we can yet put it right

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Red squirrel and Scottish wildcat at risk of extinction warns Mammal Society

MORE than a dozen Scottish native mammals are under threat with at least two facing extinction, conservationists claim. The red squirrel and Scottish wildcat have been named as among the most at risk species in the UK along with seven…

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Fears for Scottish corncrake as numbers plunge below 1000 calling males

SCOTLAND’S population of corncrakes faces being wiped out – after recent surveys showed less than 1000 calling males left. RSPB Scotland say it is ‘concerned’ over their numbers saying the future is “far from assured” Just 866 were recorded in…

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Whale dies and gannet rescued as wildlife feels effects of human activity

LERWICK Lifeboat went to the rescue of a gannet fighting for its life after becoming trapped in fishing nets. The crew aboard the Severn class ‘Michael and Jane Vernon’ had been out on exercise when they spotted the stricken bird….

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Golden Eagle missing in Highlands ‘black hole’ of a dozen disappeared birds

A Golden Eagles has gone missing presumed killed in the Highlands – the 12th of its  type to do so in seven years across what has been dubbed a ‘black hole’ for birds of prey. It has led to one…

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Handa Islands Wildlife Reserve gets new rangers for six-month live in posting

TWO conservationists have been appointed as rangers one one of Scotland’s most notable wildlife reserves. Craig Nisbet and Francesca Clair as Seasonal Rangers on Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, off the west coast of Scotland. The island is internationally important for…

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Rare birds in Scotland face being wiped out by climate change warn RSPB

RARE birds in Scotland face being wiped out by climate change, behaviour experts warned today. They also say migratory birds and other behaviours are being radically altered leaving species more vulnerable. The State of the UK’s Birds report, says the…

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Red Squirrels boost for Scotland as Trees for Life rewilding project hits Highlands

RED squirrel populations on Scotland’s northern forests appear to be growing thanks to a project to help reintroduce them to the Highlands. Trees for Life say there is now evidence of ‘natural expansion’ in areas where they had been lost,…

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OneKind petition sees thousands call for an end to culling of mountain hares before winter open season

ANIMAL welfare charity OneKind has handed an 11,000 name petition to Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee calling for an end to mountain hare culling. They claim they should be protected on conservation and animal welfare grounds. It suggests an end to…

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