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Scotland plan to reintroduce rare and extinct species


The Scotsman reports:

Scottish Natural Heritage is about to publish a £1m action plan aimed at conserving and re-introducing rare and extinct species, and controlling those that risk damaging the environment.

Among the species to be given special attention to prevent further decline are the black grouse, great crested newt, red squirrel, Scottish wildcat, freshwater pearl mussel, great yellow bumblebee, slender Scotch burnet moth and the hazel gloves fungus.

Full story: Scotsman.com - Wildlife hangs by a whisker.