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Natural Heritage Management in Scotland


picture of Rural Landscape (c)Lorne Gill/SNHScotland's natural heritage is its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty, features which have helped shape the history and culture of the country.

The Scottish Government works with stakeholder groups and Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) to encourage and facilitate land management practices that help deliver the Government's priorites for a greener Scotland. Enhancing Scotland's natural heritage for the benefit of future generations is integral to the Scottish Government's purpose of creating a more successful country.

The Scottish Government sponsors a number of NDPBs which are responsible for enhancing and promoting the sustainable use of the natural heritage of Scotland.

These bodies include: