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Scotland's First Bee Reserve
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, bees, environment, GoodNews, goodnews, habitat, protection, wildlife, scotland, uk, reserve )

- 1593 days ago -
The UK's first honey bee reserve has been created in Scotland. From 1st January 2014 it has become an offence to keep any other species of honey bee on the Hebridean islands of Colonsay and Oronsay apart from the black bee (Apis mellifera mellifera).
Four New Sea Creature Species Found
Animals  (tags: wildlife, good news, discovery, 4 new species, sea creatures, Scotland )

- 1606 days ago -
Scientists have hailed the "incredible" discovery of four new species of sea creature in deep ocean waters off the coast of Scotland.
Tell Scotland to Include Whales and Dolphins in Protection! SIGN!
Animals  (tags: animals, dolphins, whales, Scotland, protection, wildlife, suffering, animalcruelty, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare )

- 2256 days ago -
Scotland will be deciding in May if whales and dolphins will be protected in a marine reserve. Marine Protected Areas should protect all vunerable and endangered populations.
Scottish Wildcats 'Not Wild' About Snow, Says SNH Report
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, wildcats, Scotland, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

- 2333 days ago -
Scientists suspect Scottish wildcats may have trouble crossing deep snow, as camera traps captured no images of the animals after heavy snowfalls.
Pure-Bred Scottish Wildcat Hopes on Male Cat Fluffy
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, wildcats, Scotland, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2425 days ago -
A wildcat that was hand-reared after being abandoned as a young kitten could play a part in raising more pure-bred members of the endangered species.
ACTION ALERT: Please Protest Extremely Cruel Guga Hunt! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: scotland, barbaric cruelty, guga birds, beaten to death, horrendous cruelty, protest )

- 2463 days ago -
Each August two thousand gannet chicks, known as gugas, are beaten to death on Sula Sgier by hunters from Ness, on the Isle of Lewis, in order to be eaten. Responsibility for licensing the hunt has this year been transferred.
Queen Guitarist Brian May Advocates to Ban Golfer Who Beat Tame Fox With Club
Animals  (tags: tame fox, golf club, scotland, vicious brutal attack, donald forbes, brian may, lifetime ban, animal cruelty )

- 2497 days ago -
- Queen guitarist Brian May has joined with other animal advocates to call for a lifetime ban of Donald Forbes, 55 who beat a fox with his golf club because the animal stole a chocolate wafer from the man's golf bag. Humane advocates want Forbes
Farewell Mercedes, You Very Special Bear
Animals  (tags: sadness, grief, scotland, polar bear, death, mercedes, illness )

- 2593 days ago -
MERCEDES, the much-loved polar bear who was the undisputed queen of the Highland Wildlife Park, was put to sleep yesterday morning at the grand old age of 30. Born in the wild in northern Canada, Mercedes lived for 25 years at Edinburgh Zoo before being
Sea Eagle Numbers Reach New Levels in Scotland
Animals  (tags: scotland, wildlife, birds of prey, sea eagle, surviving, numbers rising, populations, breeding )

- 2754 days ago -
2010 has proved a record-breaking year for the UK's largest bird of the prey, the white-tailed sea eagle. Not only has the Scottish population passed the 50 breeding pairs milestone, the species has also produced more young per pair than in any other
Female Osprey Raised 48 Chicks
Animals  (tags: UK, Osprey, Lady, Scotland, Birds of prey )

- 2887 days ago -
A wild osprey in the the UK that has lived three times longer than the average lifespan for the species, and has also raised 48 osprey chicks over the course of her life, has made an amazing recovery after seeming to be close to death last week.
Risso's Dolphins Seen of the North of Scotland
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, dolphins, Scotland, sightings, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2906 days ago -
This lovely image of a couple of Risso's dolphins was sent in by Colin and Natalie Morrison. They saw the dolphins about a mile offshore from Durness in the very far north of Scotland.
Endangered: Are Scotland's Wildcats Running Out of Lives?
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, wildcats, Scotland, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, endangered )

- 2958 days ago -
Persecuted by man since prehistoric times, Britain's most elusive mammal is to be found only in the Highlands. Now the wildcat is under threat from loss of habitat, speeding traffic - and its domesticated cousins
SSPCA Reveals Last Year Was "Worst in Recent Memory" for "Sickening" Animal Abuse
Animals  (tags: scotland, sickening animal abuse, animal cruelty, SPCA, last year, animal abusers )

- 2998 days ago -
SCOTLAND's animal welfare charity has dubbed last year "the worst in recent memory" for shocking animal cruelty. The SSPCA said that the sheer severity of cruelty consistently shocked investigators, who have found animals that have
Time Is Running Out for Scottish Seals ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, seals, Scotland, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 3043 days ago -
The fate of seals in Scotland will be decided on Thursday 4 February when a new Marine Bill will be agreed by the Scottish Parliament. 90% of the UK's globally important seal populations are in Scottish waters.
Poachers Are the Prey as Police Plan Clampdown
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, poaching, Scotland, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, killing )

- 3049 days ago -
In an attempt to combat a steep rise in the illegal catching and killing of wildlife, police forces across Scotland, backed by the Government and landowners, are tomorrow going to launch a major new campaign to take on the poachers

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