Looks after our natural heritage – helping everyone to enjoy and value it and encouraging people to use it sustainably.
Apply for a muirburn licenceInformation on getting permission to carry out muirburn out of season.
Find protected areas of countrysideFind protected areas, check if your business or home is near one and what environmental restrictions apply.
Licence to release non-native wildlife and plantsInformation on applying for permission to keep or release non-native animals or plants.
Managing wildlife on your landYou may need a wildlife licence to kill, cull, remove or disturb the habitats of legally protected species.
The Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching CodeInformation and guidlines on watching marine wildflife safely and responsibly.
The Scottish Outdoor Access CodeInformation on your rights and responsibilities when exploring Scotland's outdoors.
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