Research supports further ‘rewilding’ of Scots National Parks

THREE-QUARTERS of Scots are estimated to be in favour of Scotland’s National Parks being further ‘rewilded’.

According to research carried out on behalf of a consortium of ‘nature organisations’, 74 per cent of Scots agreed with the call to make National Parks wilder, with six per cent of people opposed.

The polling was conducted by Survation, on behalf of the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, which describes itself as a “collaboration of more than 20 organisations which share a mission to enable rewilding at a scale new to Scotland”.

Members of the Scottish Rewilding Alliance include the Mountaineering Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland and RSPB Scotland.

Says the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, here: “The polling supports recommendations by the Scottish Government’s nature agency NatureScot, which in February advised ministers to create wilder national parks. This followed an extensive consultation as part of plans to designate a third national park in Scotland.”

Scotland has two National Parks: Loch Lomond and the Trossach and Cairngorms.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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