Scotland's Environment Web

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http://www.environment.gov.scot/

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Happy international #earthday2018 
Make everyday earth day. There is no planet B.

Beautiful pic @i_sargent

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Loch MacIvor with the Rum Cuillin on Rum National Nature Reserve. Just back from a beautiful couple of days on the isle of Rum. This was taken just after sunset last night with the moon bright in the sky. .
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#isleofrum #rum #rumnnr #scotnature #rumranger #landscapephotography #visitscotland #calmac #thisisscotland #lovesscotland #ig_scotland #instascotland #highlands #scotland #smallisles
Happy #JohnMuirDay 
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John Muir - naturalist, writer, climber, inventor and conservationist - would have been 180 years old on 21 April! 🎉 Visit the link in our bio for 10 ways to celebrate #JohnMuirDay
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#johnmuir #johnmuirtrust #wildplaces #johnmuirquote #muir #johnmuiraward
Scotland's land and soils are a vital natural resource that have evolved over billions of years and constantly changing. Find out more on our website www.environment.gov.scot => Our environment => Land  #ScotSoils #ScotEnvironment 
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Land and soil pollution affects our ecosystems and human health. Here’s what can be done to help #BeatPollution.
#FactFriday - Did you know Scotland has around 18,000km of coastline. Find out more about Scotland's seas on our website (link in biog - Our environment => Scotland's seas). Fantastic bird's-eye view from Marra the white tail sea eagle. Great video @elitefalconry 👍

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Marra the #elitefalconry White Tail Sea Eagle exploring the cliffs of the Brough of Birsay on our goose abatement trip to Orkney. Sit back and enjoy the ride. #eaglecam #eaglesofinstagram #orkneyislands
Find out more about rocks and landforms on Scotland's environment website => Our environment => land
(Link in biog)  #ScotEnvironment 
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Did you know that 1,700 million years ago magma was intruded into the gneisses of South Harris and Western Lewis, to form veins and sheets of hard, pink granite. This granite is less easily eroded than the surrounding Lewisian gneiss, and forms well - developed sea-stacks at Mangersta on the western side of Lewis. #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage #geology 📸 : @harrymartinphotography These stacks are one of the most impressive locations we visited on our recent photo holidays to the Isle of Harris & Lewis. We sat here for a couple of hours just watching the impressive waves smash into these fragile looking spires of rock.
Go to the Scotland's environment map on our website to find ancient woodlands near you - quick link on homepage www.environment.gov.scot - add  map data layer 'ancient woodland inventory Scotland'. Great pic @jonathanlouisfortherivers
 #ScotForest #ScotEnvironment 
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Wood anemones are a sign of ancient woodlands.  Cracking plant which carpets woodland floors. .
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#woodlandplants #scotnature #woodanemone #ancientwoodland #conservation #wildlife #nativeplants #hiddenscotland #scotspirit #scotland #igersscotland #scottishoutdoors #getoutdoors #gooutside #photooftheday
Don't wait for #InvasivesWeek to #getINNSvolved. Report your sightings of the alien species that can cause damage to our environment on the Scotland's environment INNS portal - link in biog. Get Involved => Submit your data => Invasive non-native species #scotenvironment 
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Did you know that invasive garden plants like this skunk cabbage can damage our waterways and native wildlife? The European Union has placed American skunk cabbage on a list of invasive alien species of concern. Find out more: https://bit.ly/2DU1Z0M #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage #BePlantWise  #InvasivesWeek #getINNSvolved
Read our latest blog about how important your sightings are, to trigger a speedy response to stop the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) - working with partners to #getINNSvolved #InvasivesWeek #scotenvironment (Link in biog)

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It’s Invasive Species Week 2018.  This year we are focussing on invasive garden plants, aquatic hitch-hikers and exotic pets, which can have a real impact on our environment, economy, and the way that we live. In fact, so much so that managing invasive species, and the damage that they cause, costs Scotland up to £250 million each year. Everyone can play a part in stopping the spread of invasive non-native species. See our webpage https://goo.gl/ficzcZ to find out what you can do to help. #InvasivesWeek #getINNSvolved #scotnature #scottishnaturalheritage
What are you doing for #EarthHour tonight? Share your insta pics of your earth hour with  #scotenvironment. 8.30pm on Saturday 24th March - switch off the lights and take action on climate change #Connect2Earth

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It’s here! 🎉We are excited to announce that you can now #Connect2Earth🌏 and join the conversation! Whether it’s a cause close to home or simply close to your heart💚, we want to hear your story! Join #EarthHour 24th March 8:30 pm local time 😄 Visit our IG story or check the link in the bio now!
Celebrating Scotland's forests on #internationaldayofforests 2018
Scotland's forests are something to be celebrated today on #internationaldayofforests 
We all benefit from this valuable and very beautiful natural asset - as you can see from this great pic of Pucks Glen in Argyll Forest Park by @riversflowandriversrun. Find out more about our  woodland and forest on Scotland's environment web ( link in biog - Our environment => Habitats and species => Woodland and forest). #Scotenvironment #Scotforest

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‘Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises’
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Pedro Calderon de la Barca
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#forest #green #nature #trees #argyll #scotland
Sometimes it's good just to stop, take a breath, and soak up some inspiration from one of the world's great scientists. #britishscienceweek2018 #wecanallsucceed #stephenhawking #RIP