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06 November, 2021

Funding for nature welcomed

Scotland's nature agency NatureScot has today welcomed Scottish Government funding of £55 million for nature restoration and biodiversity projects, announced on Nature Day at COP26 in Glasgow.

NatureScot Chief Executive Francesca Osowska said: “Nature and climate change are intrinsically linked, and we need to tackle them both together, or we tackle neither.

“As we mark Nature Day at COP26, this funding is a clear signal of Scotland’s ambition for nature recovery, with all of the huge benefits that brings for people and planet. By supporting many more projects to restore nature across Scotland, including our precious woodlands, peatlands, rivers and seas, we can also mitigate and adapt to climate change, reduce carbon emissions and help meet the target for a net zero Scotland by 2045.”


Contact information

NatureScot Media
0131 316 2655

NatureScot is Scotland's nature agency. We work to enhance our natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it. Our priority is a nature-rich future for Scotland and an effective response to the climate emergency. For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at

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