Environment & International

Council allows the trashing of a wildlife haven

Environmentalists have expressed dismay at a council’s decision to allow peat extraction next to a protected site

30th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Exotic visitors turn up in charity’s bird survey

Many people taking part in a charity’s survey of the nation’s bird life were greeted by exotic visitors this year

30th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Poll: should wolves be reintroduced to Scotland?

TFN poll: should we bring back wolves?

30th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

120 Scottish landmarks took part in WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday - here are pictures from those and the 3,000 others from around the world which took part

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity welcomes move to grant Syrians refugee status

​New status for Syrian refugees applauded

23rd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Love your canal volunteers wanted

Project aims to get volunteers to transform the Clyde and Forth waterway

23rd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

The Disasters Emergency Committee says it is worried by the rapid increase in the number of waterborne diseases as famine begins to grip

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal reaches £26m in first week

The UK government has now increased its match funding to £10 million

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity could merge with government body

The National Trust for Scotland chief executive says it is "almost inevitable" it will merge with the government body for historic buildings

22nd March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

Flights, accommodation and safari trip on offer for one lucky winner and a friend

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Beaver reintroduction is the wildlife event of the year

Beaver reintroduction hailed in public vote

20th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Use of barbaric hare snares is stopped

Move to end barbaric practice applauded

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Five things you can do to help those suffering in the East Africa crisis

Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, are in people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation. Here are ways you can help.

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Osprey returns to charity’s nature reserve

An osprey has touched down at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes reserve after a long migration from West Africa

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities reveal the desperate fight for survival facing asylum seekers in Scotland

​Violence and exploitation are commonplace for destitute asylum seekers in Scotland committee hears

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Fishy feud as charity claims haddock hardship is imminent

Conservation charity "wrong" to put haddock on danger list

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal raised £12m in its first day

£7 million has been given by the UK public with the UK government donating £5 million

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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