Thursday, 30 June 2011

WNE Act - first enactment orders

The first orders of the new Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 come into force this week, Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson announced today.  Amongst other issues the orders will cover: game licences, the transfer of wildlife licensing to SNH and muirburn licensing.

More details are in the SG press release

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

SEPA View No 51: Breathing spaces

The latest magazine from SEPA can be downloaded here.  Of relevance to the Forum are the articles about 'Managing Flood Risk' and 'Forests for the Future'.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Back to the Future: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2011

This is a relevant report of the US experience that builds on the issues discussed at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme Conference held in Stirling on 20-22 June 2011.  See the Heather Trust's Blog links & more details.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Scottish Land & Estates

Welcome to Scottish Land & Estates that has been spawned from the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association (SRPBA) and the Scottish Estates Business Group (SEBG).  For details of the new organisation see yesterday's press release.  There are two articles in the press today that give a view on the challenges facing the new organisation:
More than just a new name..., Andrew Arbuckle in The Scotsman

Monday, 6 June 2011

Looking to the Hills published

The latest and last edition of this publication can be downloaded from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee's website.  There are many good articles and reports that are relevant to members of the Forum.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wildfire on the BBC

Tomorrow, Friday 3 June 2011, the BBC is likely to broadcast a series of articles on wildfire issues on: Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland and a slightly longer piece on BBC Landward at 7pm. The participants are likely to include Chief Fire Officer Trevor Johnson, Chairman of the Scottish Wildfire Forum, Tom Aldridge of Central Insurance Services, Drew Macfarlane-Slack SRPBA and Michael Bruce. The material was recorded by the BBC Landward team last the rain.