Wildlife Promotion and Protection

Scotland has beautiful wildlife that needs our help to flourish. A creation of a national park can give the local wildlife a better chance to thrive. It can also go along way to getting the local wildlife some rights and protection. The National park can also be better promoted with the wildlife for tourist both within Scotland and further afield. I believe it would be important to have a small committee to help improve the life of the animals within the national park.

Why the contribution is important

Wildlife in Scotland needs more protection and one of the best ways to do that if with extra rights for wildlife. I also believe the use of the new national park will give them a better standard of living and may even bring back more wildlife to Scotland.

by RobertWilson on May 13, 2022 at 04:43PM

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Comments

  • Posted by ralphie May 13, 2022 at 19:45

    A serious effort to stop the "management" of vast tracts of the existing NPs for grouse farming might be a good idea before any thought of creating more NPs. The destruction of the environment and native species by burning, trapping, snaring, shooting and poisoning is a disgrace.
  • Posted by Lconnell May 14, 2022 at 10:17

    Agree with both this idea and Ralphie’s comment. Learn from US National Parks
  • Posted by BobbyCotton May 14, 2022 at 20:00

    Perhaps stronger powers should be given to National Park Authorities. Currently there is no additional protection for wildlife or landscape within National Parks other than those found elsewhere in Scotland.
  • Posted by eddiepalmer May 16, 2022 at 14:29

    I strongly support these comments so far - really strong powers for any Park authority; no trapping, snaring or shooting should be allowed. Also visitor management should be clear and robust, on the lines of the US national parks
  • Posted by SueDalton May 21, 2022 at 12:12

    There has to be greater enforcement of current legislation. Too much wildlife crime goes unpunished. Landowners should be legally responsible for wildlife offences on their land. That would change the culture. Iconic species such as Hen Harriers and Mountain Hare will disappear if the persecution is not stopped.
  • Posted by ihl June 03, 2022 at 23:58

    I fail to see how National Park status will improve biodiversity or benefit wildlife in any meaningful way. National Parks have no power to influence land management. Cairngorm NP can't do anything to stop the persecution of wildlife on moorland estates used for grouse shooting. The same applies to National Parks in England. Any changes to wildlife protection has to come from ScotGov who have so far ben pretty useless at dealing with it. National Park status for an area will also bring a huge increase in visitors to the area - that is one of the main goals of the project. How is that increase in human disturbance going to be managed for the benefit of wildlife? And the dogs, bikes, canoes, paddle boards, jet skis, camping etc. Is that all going to benefit wildlife? I don't think so.
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