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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09224: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 12 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action Scottish Natural Heritage takes to ensure that designated features are brought into favourable condition.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 31 May 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and partner organisations are working with land managers across Scotland to address the causes of designated features being in unfavourable condition. When a designated feature in unfavourable condition is identified, SNH seeks to work with the relevant land manager to alter the management to improve condition.

This is often achieved by encouraging land managers to sign up to voluntary management agreements, such as Agri-Environment Climate scheme contracts under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.