6thApril 2023

Learning about invasive non-native species – resources for schools and universities

06.04.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

Invasive non-native species are one of the top threats to global biodiversity, cost the economy over £1.7 billion a year, and can even impact on our health and the way we live. Their impacts affect us all, and we can all help to prevent their spread. The GB Non-native Species Secretariat [...]

8thNovember 2022

Successful breeding season for wildcats in the Cairngorms

08.11.22|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places|Tags: , , , , , |

Cairngorms Nature News (3 November 2022) report that the Saving Wildcats project has had an incredibly successful first breeding season this year. 22 kittens were born in a dedicated conservation breeding for release centre in a quiet area away from visitors at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) Highland [...]

14thSeptember 2022

Pupils share their films about managing invasive species

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Two more fantastic films have been released from the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) School Film Project Pupils from Bualnaluib Primary School in Wester Ross have created an Introduction to Biosecurity film with some great animations. We hear all about biosecurity and how to protect our natural environment in Scotland [...]

13thApril 2022

Wallabies to damselflies: Scotland’s newest animals get Gaelic names

13.04.22|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , |

This article in The Guardian (2 April 2022) describes how species moving north into Scotland as our climate heats, along with more recent introductions, have been given Gaelic names.  For example, the leathery sea squirt is now spùtachan-mara leatharach, for leathery little squirting creature of the sea!