NatureScot Business Plan 2023-24 (Download the latest version)
As Scotland’s nature agency our ambition is that all nature in Scotland – our soils, freshwaters, seas, key habitats and landscapes, our green space and our native species – is protected, restored and valued so that we all benefit.
This is the second year of our Corporate Plan – A Nature Rich Future for All. To tackle the climate-nature crisis we focus on three priority areas:
- Protecting Nature by expanding and modernising protected areas, improving and regulating wildlife management, and delivering effective advice on development on land and at sea.
- Restoring Nature through a new Scottish biodiversity strategy, climate change plan and legislation, regenerating peatlands, aiding nature’s recovery and transforming farming and crofting.
- Valuing Nature by connecting people and nature, driving better decisions and greater investment based on nature’s benefits and helping grow the skills and jobs nature needs and can provide.
Through these priorities we work to enhance our natural environment and inspire the people of Scotland to care more about it. Our natural world is at the heart of improving the nation’s well-being. Our focus on a nature-rich future for all will tackle biodiversity loss and the climate emergency with a mix of large and smallscale nature-based solutions.
You can also download Business Plans from 2017-2023 below.
Archived business plans
NatureScot Business Plan 2019-20
NatureScot Business Plan 2018-19