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Conservation & Land Management

Vision: An internationally-renowned landscape, where nature, heritage, land and water are valued, managed, and enhanced to provide multiple benefits for people and nature.

What outcomes will we focus our efforts on to achieve this vision? 


                           

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National outcomes delivered


        

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is home to some of the most iconic wildlife and landscapes found in Scotland and draws visitors from across the globe. The famous lochs, forests and mountains of the area are an historic part of the Scottish culture and make a huge contribution to the country, as well as being a haven for nature. Across the Park 67 sites are designated for their special nature conservation value.

However the natural environment of the Park faces significant threats including:

  • Impacts on freshwater and marine water bodies from problems such as pollution from surrounding land uses;
  • Unsustainable levels of wild and domesticated grazing animals in some upland and woodland areas, leading to reduced tree cover and the erosion of soils, which are important carbon stores;
  •  The spread of invasive non-native species which displace our rich native wildlife;
  • The impacts of climate change leading to warmer, wetter weather patterns and a subsequent increase in flood events, major landslides and rapid shifts in natural ecosystems.

Our aim with the outcomes set out in this chapter, is to work towards overcoming these threats and achieving a vision of improving ecosystems, in order to create a more sustainable long term future for both people and nature.

Achieving these outcomes will help to deliver the following national strategies:

  • Scotland’s 2020 Biodiversity Challenge
  • Land Use Strategy
  • River Basin Management Plan
  • Flood Risk Management Strategy
  • Scotland’s Wild Deer: A National Approach
  • Climate Change Act
  • National Marine Plan

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