Climate change will have a range of significant impacts on people, as well as our planet. It will also change our biodiversity and natural processes globally. Changes in climate and weather, and rising temperatures will change our ecosystems and species beyond recognition. In many cases, wildlife will need to commute north or to habitats higher in elevation to survive this change, and we will see more exotic species reaching our shores to adapt to the change in conditions and habitat types.
Progressive land managment models based on rewilding and natural asset thinking can benefit local communities, wild nature and bottom lines. Some Scottish landowners are proving early adopters.
The Glenfeshie Estate. Photo: Daniel Allen