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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

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Severe declines in mountain hares on Scottish grouse moors

Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one per cent of their initial levels.

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Grouse moor management in Scotland: stakeholder questionnaire

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Grouse moor management in Scotland: stakeholder questionnaire

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to the grouse moor management inquiry

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The Climate Change (Emmisions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill: Call for evidence

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The Climate Change (Emmisions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill: Call for evidence

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to Stage 1 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

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Stability and Simplicity - proposals for rural funding transition period: A Scottish Government consultation

Help the BES Scottish Policy Group respond to the Scottish Government's consultation on the future of agriculture.

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

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Reflections on getting your science into policy

MSc students reflect on our Scottish Policy Group's policy training workshop

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

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"What does biodiversity success in 2020 look like?"

Looking back at our latest policy discussion event in Inverness.

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

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Securing the natural environment for future generations

A timely symposium organised by the British Ecological Society and the UK’s statutory nature conservation agencies.

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

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Scottish Environment LINK Parliamentary Reception 2018

The BES were invited by Scottish Environment LINK to be part of their event ‘Generation Earth: Celebrating Young Environmental Campaigners’

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Making ‘green Brexit’ work for agriculture and the environment

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Making ‘green Brexit’ work for agriculture and the environment

Post-Brexit policy should carry out a root-and-branch reform to better address the specific needs of the UK’s farming and food sectors whilst protecting the countryside.

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Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

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Understanding the science-policy interface in Scotland

Read Emily Schofield's highlights from attending the Scottish Policy Group's Policy Training workshop in Stirling

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The Eeyore of Pessimism or the Lion’s Roar of Optimism? Options for Agri-environment schemes post Brexit.

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The Eeyore of Pessimism or the Lion’s Roar of Optimism? Options for Agri-environment schemes post Brexit.

Read Ruth Mitchell's account of the Scottish Policy Group's October 2017 Pie And A Pint evening that looked at the future of agri-environment schemes in Scotland post Brexit.

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

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Press Release: A prioritised list of invasive alien species threatening the UK’s environment

More species urgently need to be considered for inclusion on the EU’s ‘List of Invasive Alien Species of Union Concern’.

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SPG Scottish Environment Week Breakfast

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SPG Scottish Environment Week Breakfast

Tagging MSPs, urban meadows and eDNA data: the Science for Environmental Futures breakfast event

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My Scottish parliamentary shadowing experience: juggling everything from beavers to toxic waste

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My Scottish parliamentary shadowing experience: juggling everything from beavers to toxic waste

Chloe Bellamy shares her experience of spending two days in Scottish Government with Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

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Scottish Biodiversity Conference: Connecting people and the environment

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Scottish Biodiversity Conference: Connecting people and the environment

A range of interesting perspectives and new ideas featured at the 2016 Scottish Biodiversity Science Conference

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