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Species Champions

Iconic and threatened Scottish species are being ‘adopted’ by MSPs, who are acting as ‘Species Champions’ to help improve the species future. If your local MSP hasn’t signed up yet, why not write and suggest they do.  

Species Champions is a Scottish Environment LINK initiative, celebrating Scotland’s wonderfully diverse species. From the mighty Killer whale to the tiny Bog Sun Jumper spider, Scottish species currently facing significant threats have been identified and put up for adoption.

An impressive 74 species are now being championed. Invertebrates on the list include; the Freshwater pearl mussel, Red mason bee, Northern February red stonefly and more. Invertebrates Being Championed gives an overview of the invertebrates in need of support, and the MSPs who’ve taken on the challenge so far.

Craig Macadam, Director of Buglife Scotland said: “Species Champion MSPs are recognising the importance of Scotland’s unique wildlife. Through their efforts, these species now have a voice in the Scottish Parliament, but others are still waiting for a champion”.

Mud snail (Omphiscola glabra) (c) Paul Baker

Mud snail (Omphiscola glabra) (c) Paul Baker

If your local MSP hasn’t signed up to this fantastic initiative yet, why not write to them and encourage them to get involved.

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