A decade of protecting and restoring Scotland’s ecosystems
2021 marks a crucial year for our natural world. The year when the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration began, and the year when Scotland hosts the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
In recognition of this turning point for nature, and to ensure we are in the best possible position to rise to the challenges ahead, we have launched the Scottish Wildlife Trust Resilience Fund.
The Resilience Fund will focus on three areas:
- Ensuring climate resilience
Our planet is warming at a faster rate than any other time over the last 10,000 years. Climate change is impacting how we manage our reserves – the Fund will help us adapt to floods, landslips and the threats from non-native species.
- Building connections
Simply spending time outdoors brings a host of benefits to our physical and mental health. We want to enjoy the rewarding experiences which nature can provide, regardless of age or background. The Fund will help build connections, ensure young people’s voices are heard and provide career skills through our education programmes.
- Promoting nature-based solutions
Nature-based solutions help reduce flooding, capture carbon, protect pollinators and so much more. The Fund will help us with many nature-based solutions, from growing more woodlands, restoring peatbogs and promoting conservation grazing.