In 2019, RSPB Scotland launched ‘100% for Nature’, a £2 million five-year project supported by the EU LIFE fund to help boost the condition of the most important sites for nature across 11 protected areas on RSPB nature reserves.
Protected areas are sites designated for their international importance for wildlife. These include Special Protected Areas and Special Areas of Conservation, with many of the species and habitats in these areas needing active management. RSPB-managed protected areas include habitats ranging from ancient Atlantic oak woodland, also known as Scotland’s rainforest, to shifting sand and shingle, and 100% for Nature will help make sure these places are the best they can be for nature.
As part of the 100% for Nature project, we are trialling innovative conservation techniques. These trials will show how Scotland can deliver on its ambitious biodiversity targets and help meet international conservation commitments, demonstrating best practice land management solutions that can be replicated in other areas with important habitats and species throughout Scotland.