SCOTLAND MISSES TARGETS ON PREVENTING EXTINCTIONS

In 2020, NatureScot reported that Scotland had "failed to meet the targets in areas such as reducing habitat loss, preventing extinction, safeguarding ecosystems, increasing financial resources and increasing and improving protected areas". (Source: The Scotsman)

A 2019 'State of Nature' report found that in Scotland "average numbers across 352 species of mammals, birds, butterflies and moths had fallen 24% since 1994", compared with just 13% across the UK as a whole. Source: BBC News.