The Crofting Commission were notified of 1,289 crofters across Scotland who did not comply with their Crofting Duties in 2020, with 70% of cases owing to individuals being non-residents – this was up almost 100% from 2019.
New Red List of Butterflies: Half of Britain’s remaining butterfly species are listed as threatened or Near Threatened
While land-use change remains the most important driver of decline, the impact of climate change on butterflies is also evident in the new Red List
Protecting Bumblebees: The Importance of Citizen Science
“Bumblebees are mostly threatened by loss and degradation of nesting and feeding habitat.” Richard Comont, Science Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
“It all depends on what we do next”- The Implications of Habitat Loss
Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change.
“It’s great to see such a robust and comprehensive list of commitments to animal welfare from the Scottish Government”
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed several key commitments to animal welfare
Future Farming: “No Change is Not an Option”
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.