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Opencast coal mining - Moving towards more effective regulation

Opencast coal mining - Moving towards more effective regulation

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This briefing summarises our response to the Scottish Government consultation on effective regulation of open cast coal restoration.

Date: 22 May 2014

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Land drainage

Land drainage

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Land drainage systems to control water removal are traditionally used to increase land productivity. However, for business and environmental reasons, care should be taken to ensure drainage is planned and appropriate.

Date: 9 May 2014

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing - Eradicating Raptor persecution in Scotland

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing - Eradicating Raptor persecution in Scotland

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While the introduction of measures such as vicarious liability are positive steps, incidents such as the poisonings on the Black Isle illustrate the continuing threat to these majestic species.

Date: 6 May 2014

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RSPB Scotland: Parliamentary Briefing on Open Cast Coal Consultation

RSPB Scotland: Parliamentary Briefing on Open Cast Coal Consultation

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Recommendations in order to ensure future open cast coal extraction takes place at minimal risk to Scotland’s wildlife, communities and climate targets.

Date: 26 February 2014

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Letter Writting Briefing - Last chance for Scotland's birds

Letter Writting Briefing - Last chance for Scotland's birds

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The Scottish Government needs to know that there is public support for MPAs for seabirds, so it is extremely important that they receive your letter. This briefing provides some information to help you compose your response.

Date: 29 October 2013

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RSPB Scotland parliamentary briefing: Opencast coal mining - liability for restoration works.

RSPB Scotland parliamentary briefing: Opencast coal mining - liability for restoration works.

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RSPB Scotland and Friends of the Earth briefing on the liability for restoration works after opencast mining.

Date: 17 September 2013

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Revising Scotland’s National Performance Framework

Revising Scotland’s National Performance Framework

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This briefing is offered as a contribution to the review of the National Performance Framework

Date: 24 May 2013

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Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds

Rehabilitation of Oiled Birds

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Details of RSPB Scotland's role in the prevention and rehabilitation of oiled birds

Date: 24 May 2013

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Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas

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Progress on designating Scotland's Marine Protected Areas

Date: 24 May 2013

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Electricity Market Reform

Electricity Market Reform

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RSPB Scotland’s Role in shaping the Energy Bill

Date: 24 May 2013

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Freshwater pearl mussel - briefing

Freshwater pearl mussel - briefing

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Outlined in this document are the range of factors that are putting freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) at risk

Date: 23 May 2013

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RSPB briefing on the European plenary vote on CAP

RSPB briefing on the European plenary vote on CAP

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A briefing for MEPs in advance of the plenary vote on Common Agriculture Policy reform.

Date: 8 March 2013

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Planning Bill (Northern Ireland) – Additional Provisions

Planning Bill (Northern Ireland) – Additional Provisions

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A briefing on the RSPB's response to additional provisions introduced by the planning bill.

Date: 22 January 2013

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Parliamentary Briefing: Biodiversity in Scotland

Parliamentary Briefing: Biodiversity in Scotland

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Briefing of the Scottish parliament with a view to achieving the 2020 biodiversity targets.

Date: 15 January 2013

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Tree diseases in the UK

Tree diseases in the UK

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We're working to better understand the positive as well as negative potential impacts of tree diseases on wildlife, and trying to ensure that government takes this into account when deciding on how to tackle tree diseases through research, tree felling and other measures.

Date: 21 December 2012

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary briefing: Water resources bill

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary briefing: Water resources bill

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Stage 1 debate on the sustainable management of Scotland's water resources

Date: 18 December 2012

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