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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

SNP Government Brings in New Measures to Increase Wildlife Protection


Scotland’s wildlife will benefit from increased protection thanks to a new law passed by the Scottish Parliament, despite the Tories voting against it.


The Wildlife Management and Muirburn Bill includes a range of measures to tackle raptor persecution and ensure that the management of species on grouse moors is undertaken sustainably and with animal welfare as a priority.


The bill will implement the recommendations of the independent review of grouse moor management by:


1. Banning snaring and glue traps in Scotland

2. Giving greater powers to Scottish SPCA inspectors to tackle wildlife crime

3. Introducing a new licensing framework for grouse moors

4. Strictly regulating the use of Muirburn, the controlled burning of vegetation on peatland

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