Scotland's landscape is made up of a mosaic of habitat types including moorland, mountain, forestry, wetland and agriculture. Each of these habitat types in turn supports a rich variety of flora and fauna. As well as being beneficial for the environment, these species are the basis for a prosperous rural sector.
Scottish Land & Estates habitat management policy positions:
- Scottish Land & Estates recognises the importance of moving away from single species management towards a more holistic, ecosystem approach to habitat management.
- Scottish Land & Estates recognise the threats that can be posed by certain non-native invasive species and the need to put in place adequate means of controlling them.
- Scottish Land & Estates believe that habitats can be successfully managed for economic and social purpose and this can also benefit the wider environment.
Current areas of work include the Langholm Project which is supported by Scottish Land & Estates.