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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-10929

Asked by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 7 September 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a dedicated restoration fund for Scotland's rainforest, and what discussions it has had with partners and funders about long-term investment in Scotland's rainforest.

Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 September 2022


Answer

The Scottish Government is committed to protecting and restoring it’s rainforest. We are currently delivering this via the Forestry Grant Scheme which focuses on the eradication of Rhododendron ponticum , and the recently established Nature Restoration Fund. Officials have had a number of helpful discussions with a range of organisations and public sector bodies to determine how we could scale up support in the longer term, including on the scope to further attract responsible private investment.