About SNH

​Nature and landscapes are vital assets. We promote and care for the natural heritage, enable people to enjoy the outdoors and support those who manage it.

Scotland's natural heritage is its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. Scotland is renowned for its attractive scenery and wild places and has a huge diversity of landscapes, habitats and wildlife. These are part of what makes Scotland special and are among our greatest assets.

Scottish Natural Heritage is funded by the Scottish Government.

Our purpose is to:

  • promote, care for and improve our natural heritage
  • help people to enjoy nature responsibly
  • enable greater understanding and awareness of nature
  • promote the sustainable use of Scotland’s natural heritage

All of our work supports our mission statement: SNH is the leading organisation in Scotland that seeks to inspire, enthuse and influence others to manage our natural resources sustainably.