Yesterday at The Scottish Parliament, WWF Scotland invited MSPs to visit their pop-up forest to view messages collected from people all over Scotland sharing what they love about our wildlife, landscapes and environment.

Pictured Lottie van Grieken from WWF Scotland reads the messages. PHOTO MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY

It comes a week after the State of Nature report showed many of Scotland’s iconic species are continuing to decline, with 11% at risk of extinction and almost half showing significant declines since records began.

WWF Scotland is asking for stronger protections for Scotland’s nature. 

Pictured Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, adds her message to a tree. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)