CCN meets with Francesca Osowska
This month we met with the CEO of NatureScot, Francesca Osowska, where we discussed the new draft Scottish Biodiversity Strategy and opportunities it presents to build support for community-led conservation & restoration action. It is CCN's view that local community groups needs to be considered key delivery partners in the new SBS - alongside environmental NGOs and local authorities. We also believe there is a role for NatureScot to play in leveraging support to support local leadership.
Francesca was very open to exploring how existing relationships with NatureScot had supported CCN members' conservation efforts and where this could be further improved. We will be responding to the next consultation on the draft due in spring/summer.