If we are successful in our bid to have Highland Perthshire declared a national park, there will be far greater opportunities available to everyone to protect the stunning natural environment and help ensure that it not only survives but continues to thrive.
Climate change has significant impacts on both humans and wildlife. Extreme weather effects like flooding, droughts and wildfires do not only cause issues to humans but may also cause irreversible changes to nature like loss of habitat for certain species. Therefore, protecting, restoring and enhancing our natural assets, and the species that inhabit them is essential. Many natural habitats like woodlands and peatlands are key in tackling the climate emergency as they are highly effective in capturing carbon and reducing emissions to mitigate climate change. The way we manage our gardens and public greenspaces also plays a vital role to combat the impacts of climate change
We are committed to working with communities to create a shared vision for a net zero and climate resilient Perth and Kinross. One of the overarching principles which have been developed to help shape our long-term approach to Climate Change is enhancing biodiversity to help avoid an ecological emergency.