Greens deliver new Marine Protected Areas

Scottish Greens have hailed the establishment of two new protected marine sites in Orkney for vulnerable seabirds, as part of the enhanced marine environmental protections committed to in the Bute House Agreement which brought Greens into Government.

Commenting, Scottish Greens environment spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said: “Scotland is in a nature emergency, which is why protecting and restoring nature is a central pillar of the Bute House Agreement which brought Greens into government.

“Expanding and improving our Marine Protected Areas is a big part of that, which is why I am delighted this urgently needed protection for key seabird breeding areas has been brought forward. The work to get here has taken some time but I’m hopeful we can further expand and improve Marine Protected Areas in the future."


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