The Scottish Greens are asking the Scottish Parliament to declare a nature emergency, putting the declaration to Holyrood this Wednesday 18.
One in nine Scottish species are facing extinction.
“Everyone from the UN to David Attenborough and nature organisations here in Scotland are warning that our nature is in freefall and there’s no sign of it slowing unless we take action now. Instead of taking the bold action needed we’ve had years of neglect, with vested interests consistently prioritised over wildlife protection.” – Scottish Greens environment spokesperson Mark Ruskell.
Read the WWF’s Living Planet 2020 report.
Read more about the Mammal Society’s red list.
Read the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Strategy report.