Wildlife & Nature in and around the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Experience and enjoy the wonderful wildlife and natural beauty of Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park in Scotland. Nature conservation is at the heart of what the national park stands for. Be inspired and learn about our most beautiful and valuable species and the unique habitats they live in.
If you're interested in nature and wildlife, Loch Lomond is the place to be. And whatever the season there’s plenty to see. Explore Loch Lomond’s mountains and forests, bens and glens and see what you can spot. In this precious environment, a rich diversity of plant and animal life can be found. Loch Lomond has more species of fish than any other loch with the freshwater fish, the powan, being found in one other loch. With 200 species of birds and over 25% of Britain's wild plants being recorded in this area it is a naturalist's paradise.
Some of the species to be found in and around Loch Lomond:
In August 2014, the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority launched Wild Park 2020 and their biodiversity plan and strategy for conservation in the National Park. Working with landowners and many other organisations, they will be working towards conserving wildlife in the park with five Wild Challenges. They have chosen to focus on:
• Red Squirrel
• Invasive Non-native Plants
• Our Mountain Bogs
• Black Grouse
• Our Woodland Habitat