30 by 30 and Nature Networks

The commitment to protect at least 30% of our land and sea for nature by 2030 (30x30) and the use of Nature Networks are key in delivering the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

The Scottish Government 2020 Statement of Intent on Biodiversity outlined the commitment to protect at least 30% of our land and sea for nature by 2030 (30x30 Target). The 2021 Programme for Government committed to the deployment of Nature Networks. These two are key components in increasing ecological connectivity and restoration of nature more widely, helping to deliver the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.  

Scottish Government has commissioned NatureScot to; 

  • To develop and publish a National Framework and Implementation Plan for terrestrial delivery of 30x30 in Scotland 

  • To develop and publish a National Framework setting a clear vision, principles, and approach for local delivery of Nature Networks in Scotland 

The 30x30 and Nature Networks frameworks will be developed over the coming year. A co-design approach will be adopted to deliver the two Frameworks including vision, key principles, and implementation plan. 

There is close alignment and support of other area-based commitments to nature restoration including a new National Park and the Nature Restoration Fund. 

Events 

This co-design approach is beginning with a launch event on 28 June 2022. This is an open event for those wishing to input to the design of the 30x30 and Nature Network frameworks. Please register here.

This page will be kept updated with progress, news and information on how to be involved. 

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