Urgent need to restore nature and make Conservation Pay
Urgent need to plant trees
World at 75% biodiversity
The UK at 53% biodiversity and in the bottom 10%.
The River Dee in Aberdeenshire: in the 1960s 40% of the young salmon returned up the river – today it is only 2%! Salmon are an indicator of how life is doing in our rivers.
Fish suffer thermal stress above 23 degrees, our rivers are now at 26 degrees over the summer. the river valley used to be 70/80% trees, now at 8% trees.
There is a plan to plant one million trees along the river banks to provide shade.
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This devastating lack of trees in Scotland, with only 4% natural forests, is not only about industry here UK, but about wood for the trenches in the world war. Scotland has had its wildlife and forests plundered and exploited, with its empty glens and often only one tree.