Why are we funding this package?
The Golden Eagle is included in the Scottish Biodiversity List. Golden Eagles live all year round on large expanses of open moor and hill in the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides, with a very small number in southern Scotland. Numbers have remained stable over the last 20 years, although there has been an increase in the north and west of the country and a decline in the south and east.
What will this package achieve?
This package will help to maintain and increase the Golden Eagle population in Scotland. It offers support for management that addresses the needs of Golden Eagles. Eagles require a secure nesting site, enough food throughout the year and freedom from disturbance.
What you can do
You should choose which of the following Options will help deliver the outcome you have selected.
We suggest the following Options may all be appropriate.
These Options will only help achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances. If you choose any of these, the application system will ask you to explain how you see this Option helping to achieve the outcome. You can select as many, or as few, Options as you think you will need. You must judge which Options will most effectively deliver the desired outcomes taking account of your circumstances.
These Options will help achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances:
Other support available under the SRDP
There may be other Options available under the RDC that are relevant to Golden Eagles. Options available under the Land Managers' Options scheme could complement and support your proposals. They include Management of moorland grazing.