Angus South MSP Graeme Dey met Scottish Wildlife Trust members of staff at Loch of Lintrathen wildlife reserve this week.
As well as learning how local wildlife was protected and managed on the reserve, Graeme also discussed how the Trust engaged with local landowners to ensure the quality of water was maintained for the people of Angus and Dundee.
The Trust also presented Graeme with a guide to the wildlife interests in his local area. Together with Loch of Lintrathen, the Trust manages four wildlife reserves in Angus including the important tidal estuary of Montrose Basin.
Mr Dey said: “I was delighted to learn more about the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
“As well as its work in managing reserves I know the Trust plays an important role in developing national policies for the protection of wildlife, something that I also care about.
“Angus South is a largely rural area and it’s important therefore to have organisations such as the Scottish Wildlife Trust working with land managers and farmers for the good of the environment and the people who live and visit here.”