World Wildlife Day
It's UN World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is Listen to the Young Voices. Izzy, Katie and Ryan from ReRoute, Scotland’s Youth Biodiversity Panel, tell us why young voices matter for Scotland’s wildlife.
Scottish wildlife is something to be proud of! It is important for many reasons – we have rare species and habitats, it is beautiful and unique, it provides us with lots of products and commodities, and also attracts tourists which contributes towards our economy.
Young voices are important for wildlife because it is so important that they also have a role in protecting and valuing it now and for the rest of their life. Empowering people early on to care for the environment gives them the confidence to appreciate, manage, conserve and protect it.
In the future, we hope for Scotland to become more biologically diverse with communities of people that respect and are engaged in the surrounding wildlife. We hope more people understand how everything is connected and why it is important to conserve wildlife. If we are proud of our wildlife we can take action to protect it.
Some of our favourite Scottish wildlife are the Scottish Wildcats, Pine Martens, Otters and Water Voles!
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