ALMOST £14m a year for the next five years is to be provided to assist in the restoration of wildlife habitats, and to tackle the causes of biodiversity loss, across Scotland.
The funding – £55m over five years from the Scottish Government – follows agreement with the Scottish Green Party, which has entered into an agreement with the incumbent ruling party in the Scottish Parliament, the SNP, to ensure smooth passage of Scottish Government business.
Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “The Nature Restoration Fund will fund projects that address the biodiversity and climate crisis by putting Scotland’s species, woodlands, rivers and seas back on the road to recovery.”
The announcement adds: “The Nature Restoration Fund supports action on the ground to address the biodiversity and climate crises by aiding nature restoration in Scotland’s terrestrial and marine environment, enabling transformative change through large-scale, multi-year, multi-partner projects. This forms part of the wider commitment to invest £500 million in the natural economy over the course of the parliament to support a transformative approach to protecting and restoring Scotland’s biodiversity.”
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