The reality is that from deforestation and pollution to historic and ongoing land management practices, environmental degradation is impacting local wildlife and communities.
EU protections have played an overwhelmingly positive role in protecting and enhancing our natural environment by setting clear objectives for legislation, providing funding mechanisms and routes to ensure implementation.
This is why 35 environmental charities from across Scotland have come together to ‘Fight for Scotland’s Nature’.
This is why I’ve pledged to stand up for nature! With 1 in 11 species in Scotland at risk of extinction, we need urgent action to tackle biodiversity loss and climate breakdown.
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