Environment & International

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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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Missed chance to ban animal-maiming traps

Urgent action must be taken to outlaw “primitive and cruel” snare traps, say animal welfare charities

14th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

The European Movement in Scotland has announced Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale MSP has signed up to be one of its vice presidents

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New president at Ramblers Scotland

New recruit announced for prestigious post

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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