Nature Champions

The Nature Champions initiative encourages Members of the Scottish Parliament to champion threatened species and priority habitats, raising awareness and promoting action to restore and safeguard Scotland’s environment.

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Adder

Martin Whitfield MSP
  • Froglife

Alpine Blue Sow Thistle

MSP
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Ash

Graham Simpson MSP
  • Woodland Trust Scotland

Aspen

Ariane Burgess MSP
  • Trees for Life
  • Woodland Trust Scotland

Atlantic salmon

MSP
  • John Muir Trust
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Badger

Colin Smyth MSP
  • Scottish Badgers

Bilberry bumblebee

Graham Simpson MSP
  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Black grouse

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Blanket Bog

MSP
  • CIEEM

Blue whale

MSP
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Bog sun-jumper spider

MSP
  • Buglife

Bottlenose dolphin

MSP
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Brown hare

MSP
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Brown Long-Eared Bat

MSP
  • Bat Conservation Trust

Caledonian pine wood

MSP
  • Trees for Life
  • Woodland Trust Scotland

Capercaillie

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Common dolphin

MSP
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Common lizard

MSP
  • Froglife

Common Pipistrelle

MSP
  • Bat Conservation Trust

Common tern

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Common toad

MSP
  • Froglife

Corn Bunting

Maggie Chapman MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Corncrake

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Curlew

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Daubenton’s bat

MSP
  • Bat Conservation Trust

Dwarf Birch

MSP
  • John Muir Trust

Elm

MSP
  • Woodland Trust Scotland

Eurasian Beaver

Ariane Burgess MSP
  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • Scottish Wild Beaver Group
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Flame shell

MSP
  • Marine Conservation Society

Flapper skate

MSP
  • Marine Conservation Society
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Forester moth

MSP
  • Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Garden tiger moth

MSP
  • Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Gardens and designed landscapes

MSP
  • National Trust for Scotland

Golden eagle

MSP
  • John Muir Trust
  • RSPB Scotland
  • Scottish Raptor Study Group

Golden plover

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Grayling butterfly

MSP
  • Butterfly Conservation Scotland

Great crested newt

MSP
  • Froglife

Great Yellow Bumblebee

MSP
  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Harbour porpoise

MSP
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Harbour seal

Gillian Mackay MSP
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Hedgehog

MSP
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

Hen harrier

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland
  • Scottish Raptor Study Group

House sparrow

MSP
  • RSPB Scotland

Humpback whale

MSP
  • Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation