SCA News: Biodiversity

Invasive non-native species 

It looks beautiful, but this common Rhododendron is an invasive species that is spreading throughout western Scotland and is destroying our native biodiversity.  Read more about invasive species in this issue, which has lots of articles on nature. Photo: James...

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The slow worm of the Highlands and Islands

by Cally Ullman-Smith Here, on the west coast of Scotland we have one of the most misunderstood and mysterious of any species native to the United Kingdom. With its long brown and striped, scaly but smooth body, the slow worm (Anguis fragilis) can easily be...

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Help map nature-rich land 

The Highland Environment Forum is working with The Highland Council to map Places that are looked after/cared for by communities and conservation organisations to benefit nature, and/or Your suggestions of places that are locally or regionally important for...

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Help identify local biodiversity priorities

Broadford & Strath Community Company are carrying out a Biodiversity Audit and Biodiversity Action Plan. They want to find out what you feel are the current threats to species and habitats and how we, as a community and individuals, can act on them. They also want...

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