Scotland is one of the worlds most depleted countries – with its huge areas of intensively managed and ecologically destroyed land.
Rewild Scotland’s national parks – the Cairngorms and loch Lomond & Trossachs
Are not really nature reserves, with fake forests with dead undergrowth and the peatbogs (that could soak up carbon dioxide) have been burnt and drained. Scotland’s parks serves the needs of a select few.
We must allow nature to thrive in our national parks, we live in times of both nature and climate crisis. Scotland has only % of natural forest. Our N should and could lead the way for nature and wildlife to recover.
I was surprised to learn that Japan has over 60% natural forests. Other countries of comparable size such as Denmark have 6 national parks.