The project will boost the condition of the most important sites for nature on 11 reserves, trialling innovative conservation techniques, to show how Scotland can meet its most ambitious biodiversity targets. We want to demonstrate how best practice land management solutions can be replicated on areas with important habitats and species throughout Scotland
100% for Nature
How we’re working to transform reserves in Scotland.
Find out more about the fantastic projects that we are working on across our Scotland reserves.
Many species and habitats in Scotland are nationally and internationally important and safeguarded by protected areas. These areas often require active management.
In Scotland, the effectiveness of protected areas is measured by looking at the condition of the special species, geology and habitats protected by the site. When they are doing well they are said to be in “favourable condition”. There has been progress in improving the condition of protected areas across Scotland, but more must be done to ensure that Scotland’s amazing nature sites are thriving.
The RSPB looks after many special places in Scotland.
100% for Nature aims to make sure those places are the best they can be for nature.
The European Commission is supporting a project that will see £2m invested in some of our most precious habitats.
Watch our video to find out how the use of specialist new machinery is creating better goose habitat at Loch Lomond.
Robots in the forest
RSPB Scotland wants to be at the forefront of developing new ways to improve habitats for nature. Sometimes that means trying out surprising things. Find out how robotic cutters are helping threatened capercaillie populations.
Carrying the future
Earlier this summer, a hardy band of volunteers carried thousands of downy willow saplings over the Cairngorm Plateau as part of a bid to restore the important montane habitat. Planting the native trees is an important stage in a wider programme of work to improve the habitat in the Cairngorms and within the RSPB Abernethy reserve.