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The winners of funding from the NatureScot Future Routes Fund have been announced.

Nine projects are supported by the £20,000 fund, which was created to help young people improve the environment.

Among the winners is Yunique Oqunshe, 14, whose project “Nature 4 Wellbeing Sake” will plant trees and dig ponds on neglected lands.

During the project, secondary school students will also increase their knowledge and understanding of native plants and fungi with support from the Clyde & Argyll Fungus Group.

Other winning projects include the digging of a dam at Lamberton in the Borders by the East, Sleep, Ride riding school.

Funding also goes to 5th Giffnock Guides, Brownies and Rainbows to “assist with plans for camps and nature-based activities [that] promoting carbon-friendly lifestyles and choices, as well as sharing an understanding of climate justice”.

Francesca Osowska, chief executive of NatureScot, the Scottish Government agency formerly known as Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “The twin crises of the climate emergency and biodiversity decline make it more important than ever that young people are empowered to take positive action for nature in Scotland .

“It is individual projects like those funded today that will make the difference and put us on the road to recovery.

“This Future Routes Fund puts young people at the center of decision-making and ensures they are fully involved in shaping and taking action to tackle climate change and create a nature-rich future.”

Read more stories at Scottish fields wildlife pages.

Also read about Nordic biodiversity in September issue of Scottish field journal.

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