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Scottish Biodiversity List

The Scottish Biodiversity List is a list of animals, plants and habitats that Scottish Ministers consider to be of principal importance for biodiversity conservation in Scotland.

The purpose of the list is to help public bodies carry out their Biodiversity Duty by identifying the species and habitats which are the highest priority for biodiversity conservation in Scotland. It is also a useful source of information for anyone interested in nature conservation in Scotland.

A spreadsheet containing a simple listing of the habitats and species on the Scottish Biodiversity List external site is available on the Scottish Government website. SNH is currently preparing a version of this incorporating the Categories for Action external site .

Uist wader project officer checking Hedgehog traps, Benbecula, Western Isles Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Categories for action

An interpretation of the Scottish Biodiversity List to make it more useful in your work

European Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo). ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

How was the List created?

Background about legal status and selection criteria.



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