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Vote for beavers in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards

Members of the public are being asked to give their backing to beavers in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. The Eurasian beaver is one of four species shortlisted in the ‘Wildlife Success Story’ category following its successful reintrod

Volunteers clock up 50,000 hours with the Trust in 2016

Our 1,000 volunteers gave an incredible 50,000 hours of their time in 2016. 

Kingfisher mystery in Montrose

An unusual series of images that appear to show a kingfisher hanging sticklebacks out to dry has stumped wildlife experts. 
26th Dec 2016Conservation, Reserves

Beavers back for good - partners welcome return of the Eurasian beaver

The two lead partners in the Scottish Beaver Trial – the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) – have warmly welcomed the Scottish Government's announced that the Eurasian beaver is to be

New UK fly species found in Perthshire

A species of fly has been recorded for the first time in the UK at Tummel Shingle Islands Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire. 

UK’s smallest butterfly given space to spread its wings

Habitat for the UK’s smallest butterfly is expanding along the Ayrshire coast thanks to a project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership with Butterfly Conservation Scotland and local links golf courses. 

​Researchers reveal the flower power in urban wildflower meadows

The pollen and nectar production of millions of flowers in urban meadows across the UK has been comprehensively measured to help conservationists work out how best to boost pollinators including bees and butterflies.

The EU and our environment

On Thursday 23 June people in the UK will vote on whether to remain in or leave the European Union. Our environment is shaped by Scottish, UK and European legislation and we believe it should have a high profile in the debate around the referendum
6th Jun 2016Conservation, Policy

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