Wildlife conservation – all creatures great and small

Some of Scotland’s most iconic species – and many more unusual ones – are at home on the National Forest Estate. Thanks to our efforts, they are looking forward to a more secure future.

For example, we have identified particularly vulnerable species of plants and animals, and take special conservation action.

That includes planning our work to cause the least disturbance to breeding birds and priority mammals.

However, we’re also creating and enhancing specialist habitats for a wide range of species, including lesser-known butterflies and insects, fish and amphibians, and rare plants.

Otter (Copyright: Andy Rouse/2020Vision)

Protecting iconic species