Scottish Government Announces More Funding for Biodiversity

A new package of Scottish Government support totalling over £2.9 million has been announced. The fund will focus on conservation, research and connecting people with nature.

A project to restore Scotland’s rainforest will receive over £1.3 million helping to control invasive rhododendron and manage the impacts of wild deer to promote forest recovery. Species on the Edge will receive £500,000, helping to support 37 of Scotland’s most vulnerable species and a further £200,000 will go to the Green Action Trust to help expand nature networks.

Biodiversity Minister Lorna Slater said:

The interlinked crises of nature loss and climate change need urgent action across government and society… That is why we are continuing to support and build on a wide programme of enhancing nature protections. This new package of funding adds to our £65 million Nature Restoration Fund, which supports projects across Scotland – on land and at sea – that address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

Details of all the projects to receive additional funding are set out on the Scottish Government website.