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Scotland’s Priority Marine Features – serpulid reefs

Scotland’s coasts and seas are home to around 8,000 animal and plant species. Priority Marine Features (PMFs) are the  81 species and habitats that we consider to be conservation priorities in our waters. The PMF list is used to help … Continue reading

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A focus for Scottish wildcat action

A recent study highlighted six areas recommended as priorities for future wildcat conservation work in Scotland. The study comes as part of the Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan, which aims to protect our best remaining wildcat populations. The report detected … Continue reading

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Drones and environmental mapping

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or ‘drones’ are a rapidly evolving area of technology with many potential applications from intelligence gathering to delivering Amazon orders.   However, they also have clear environmental applications and here Duncan Blake, SNH’s lead analyst on … Continue reading

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