The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is home to a rich and diverse network of species.
Red Deer, Badger, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Black Grouse, Otter, Brown Hare,, Fox, Beaver and Hedgehog to name but a few who thrive in the network of habitats provided by our varied and beautiful landscape.
Sadly evidence shows much of our wildlife is being killed on roads leading to and within the park. Most drivers see wildlife dead at the roadside every day and only a very small percentage of these incidents are reported which means the statistics we see are greatly under represented.
In addition to those of us who live and work here, over 4 million visitors are expected to visit the area this year further increasing the volume of vehicles on the roads. We are all proud that people want to come and enjoy what our national park has to offer but I am sure most people agree it should not be to the detriment of our wildlife.
A Collective Solution
Forest Holidays began the “Save Our Wildlife” campaign (SOW) in 2019 raising awareness with guests and suppliers asking them to “Drive Slowly for Wildlife”. This involves posters, car window stickers, website messaging and social media. We also contact companies whose vehicles have been seen to be driven responsibly to thank them.
But- we are only two locations within the 720 square miles area of the LLTNP, we can`t do this alone.
We are asking local businesses and communities to help save our wildlife by joining our campaign to raise awareness of the problem.
Benefits for All of Us
If we all come together we can protect biodiversity, reduce CO2 emissions, reduce road traffic accidents and show visitors, customers and future generations we care.