In Scotland, since 1994, species abundance on land has fallen by 31 per cent and at sea by 36 per cent. We are at risk of losing 11 per cent of species due to changes in our climate and in the use of the land and sea, pollution and invasive non-native species.
The way we use and manage our land in Scotland contributes more than 30 per cent to our carbon emissions. For our own good, we simply cannot carry on this way.
Scotland is in a state of nature emergency, and rapid, radical action on a landscape scale is the only solution to get us on the road to recovery. The ways we use our uplands, the way we farm and fish all need to change.