RSPB Scotland is part of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the UK nature conservation charity that exists to tackle the problems threatening our spectacular environment.
The Flow Country is a stunning blanket bog in northern Scotland. This globally rare habitat is home to a variety of wildlife, including golden eagles, hen harrier, otters, mountain hare, waders and waterfowl. It is the largest terrestrial carbon store in the UK, and is considered to be the largest single expanse of blanket bog in the world. However, conifer plantations from the 1970s and 80s are drying out the peat, causing carbon release into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change, and reducing habitat for wildlife.