Protected species - what are they?
There are 100s of protected species in Scotland, ranging from plants and fungi to insects to mammals like the Scottish wildcat. Use the links below to find out more about which species are protected, how they are protected and what this means to you.
Find out more about which of our mammal species are protected and what this means.
All wild birds in Scotland are protected, and some species receive a higher level of protection.
Find out which of our amphibians and reptiles are protected and what that protection means.
Some of the rarer species of fish in Scotland receive legal protection.
Invertebrates are animals without backbones, like insects or molluscs.
All wild plants are protected by law, and some species receive a higher level of protection.
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