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NatureScot (formally Scottish Natural Heritage) is Scotland’s nature agency. We are non departmental public body with 30 years’ experience advising the Scottish Government.

We work to enhance our natural environment and inspire the people of Scotland to care more about it in ways which contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Working towards Scotland’s ‘green recovery’ from Covid-19, we want to stimulate a revival that secures resilience through a nature-rich future for Scotland and an effective response to the climate emergency. This means that by 2030, Scotland will be recognised as a world leader in looking after and enhancing its nature in ways which are sustainable and equitable both in Scotland and internationally,

NatureScot believes that a nature-rich future, where everyone is involved, will make us all happier, healthier, wealthier and more equal. We want our natural world to be at the heart of the nation’s well-being. NatureScot will focus on a nature-rich future for all, tackling biodiversity loss and the climate emergency with large and small scale nature-based solutions, by mainstreaming nature in all policies and by increasing the benefits for nature for all.

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Areas of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Operational areas

  • Scotland

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