Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort may have so damaged sections of the country’s famous dunes in Aberdeenshire that they may no longer merit special scientific status and conservation protections, according to a BBC documentary.
An official of Scottish Natural Heritage, the government conservation agency, told the BBC that the Trump International Golf Links have damaged a section of the 4,000-year-old Foveran dune system and destroyed wildlife habitat. If destruction is too severe, all or parts of the area may no longer merit official classification as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There are some 1,400 such sites in Scotland. Most of them are privately owned, but certain activities are restricted, and officials work with owners to help protect the environment.
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