Open petitions with the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
Details of petitions referred to this Committee for consideration are outlined below.
Petitions which were considered by the Committee, but which are now closed can be found at the following link:
Closed Petitions considered by the ECCLR Committee
Petition by Patrick Krause, on behalf of the Scottish Crofting Federation, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to address the problems created by increasing populations of wild geese in the crofting areas as a matter of priority; reassess its decision to stop funding exiting goose management programmes; and assign additional resources to Crop Protection and Adaptive Management programmes to ensure this threat to the future of crofting is averted.
The ECCLR Committee inheritied this petition from the Session 4 Committee on Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment.
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Consideration of PE01490
During the Committee's discussion of its work programme on 13 September 2016, it decided to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform seeking an update on the issue since it was last considered by the RACCE Committee.
The Committee considered the petition at its meeting on 1 November 2016 and agreed to await the outcome of the SNH review of geese management policy. It also agreed to write to the petitioner in the meantime seeking his views.
Petition lodged by Andy Myles calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make an urgent decision about the legal status of the two populations of European beavers in Scotland, and to extend the full protection of the law to the species.
The Committee considered the petition on 25 October 2016 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition.
Lodged 22 August 2016
Petition lodged by Logan Steele on behalf of Scottish Raptor Study Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement urgent action to introduce a state regulated system of licensing of gamebird hunting, that addresses the potentially adverse environmental impact of gamebird hunting, provides for the revocation or amendment of licences where a licence-holder fails to comply with their terms and conditions, and to implement the recommendations of the Review of Wildlife Crime Penalties in Scotland.
The Committee considered the petition on 31 January 2017 and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the petition.