A nature-rich future for Scotland    

These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among the country's greatest assets.

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American Signal Crayfish. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot

Using Environmental DNA to prevent nature loss

In this latest Podcast we hear about a project placement helping to facilitate NatureScot's use of genetic technologies and how this non-invasive sampling technique can monitor wildlife and help build up a detailed image of what lives where.

Listen to more Make Space for Nature Podcasts.

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Responsible dog walking

This is a lovely time of year to be out dog walking on the beach. But please follow the code and be a responsible dog walker, especially around seals and flocks of birds.

Read more about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.