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Scottish Species Action Framework

Saving Species, Series 3 Episode 14 of 24

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 December 2012

Scotland's five year Species Action Framework programme ended in March 2012. This unique programme has advanced conservation and management action for 32 of Scotland's select species - including beaver, red squirrel, sea eagle, capercaillie, freshwater pearl mussel, great yellow bumblebee and woolly willow and invasive non-native species such as North American signal crayfish.

For Saving Species Brett Westwood travels up to the Scottish Natural Heritage conference in Edinburgh to discuss the results of this 5 year programme with the movers and shakers in Scotlands wildlife conservation.

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    In 2007 the Scottish Natural Heritage set out a strategic approach to species management entitled the Species Action Framework (SAF). 


    One of the species targeted for conservation action due to a decline in the population, was the Greenland White-Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris).  Their name comes from the large white patch around the beak and throughout September and October they migrate to the west side of Scotland and Ireland from their breeding ground in western Greenland. 


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