Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations.
We have over 30 member bodies representing a range of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. Find out more about us...
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Get Active: If you’d like to be more active for the good of your local environment, consider joining or volunteering for one of LINK’s member organisations.
LINK's Hill Track Campaign 'Track Changes' Report Launched Today
LINK's hill tracks campaign group is today (Thursday 28th November 2013) launching its 'Track Changes' report, which calls on the Scottish Government to bring to an end the current unregulated system for vehicular track construction which allows landowners to build tracks without any public oversight, and instead to bring their contruction into the planning system.
Our report gives photographic evidence of the damage caused to landscapes, wildlife and habitats across Scotland by some of these tracks, and aims to persuade the Scottish Government to remove permitted development rights from such tracks and enable proper public scrutiny of any future plans.
Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) can lend political support to the protection of Scotland's threatened wildlife by becoming ‘Species Champions.’
The initiative was started by Scottish Environment LINK’s wildlife forum in January 2013 - the Year of Natural Scotland - and invites all MSPs to choose from a list of 93 species that are currently facing significant threats to their future – and then champion their survival.
To view our video on Species Champions please CLICK HERE
LINK Referendum Challenge
Which constitutional campaign can meet the environment community's aspirations for Scotland? LINK's Referendum Challenge - our ten point vision for Scotland's future - asks the campaigns for each constitutional option how their plans will meet these aims.To see responses please click here.
Valuing the Benefits of Designating a Network of Scottish MPAs in Territorial and Offshore Waters
This independent report finds that creating a network of marine protected areas in Scotland could provide benefits of up to £10 billion. LINK Marine Taskforce have also produced a short briefing to highlight our views.
Marine Protected Areas Briefings
Scottish Environment LINK Marine Taskforce is producing a series of briefings, exploring the creation of Scotland's Marine Protected Area network.
Briefing 1 is MPAs: an Introduction.
Briefing 2 is MPAs: the selection process
Briefing 3 is MPAs: ecologically coherent networks
Briefing 4 is MPAs: the economic benefits