Cairngorms National Park

Moorland restoration

Conservation

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the best places in the country for nature

Enjoy a trip around the Cairngorms National Park

The Cairngorms National Park is where we find some of Scotland’s wildest land, arctic-like mountain plateaux and Scotland’s most extensive semi-natural pine forest, home to 80% of our capercaillie population.

The large extent of the National Park and the exceptional size and quality of its habitats mean we have the opportunity to make a major contribution to national biodiversity targets on a large scale.

Half of the Park is designated as being of European importance for nature conservation and over a quarter of the UK’s rare and threatened species are found here.

NPPPtargetSymbolOur Targets


5000 Ha of woodland expansion by 2022


5000 Ha of peatland restoration by 2022


NPPPgraphIncrease the proportion of designated sites in favourable condition from the 2017 baseline of 81.8%

The three key conservation priorities which will guide the work of partners over the Plan period