A Scottish Universities Insight Institute-funded programme that looked into developing an integrated understanding of the role of the ocean, its resources and socio-economic benefits, informing decision-making that addresses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at multiple governance levels.  Scotland is a global leader in ambitious policy for societal change and implementation of the SDGs, notably through […]

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NatureScot has published the results of the fifth full census of Scotland’s harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) over the last 25 years which reveals Scotland’s harbour seals are doing well overall but there remains a striking divide between east and west coast populations. Estimates based on these surveys undertaken by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) […]

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