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