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Categories for action

The Scottish Biodiversity List has been categorised to make it easier to understand and work with. The categories for action relate to the different types of activities that public bodies carry out to deliver their Biodiversity Duty.

The categories are based on the Scottish Biodiversity List selection criteria. Some of the criteria have been sub-divided to make them fit the categories for action better.

Scottish Biodiversity List categories for action explained.

SNH staff ditch blocking on Flanders Moss NNR, Argyll and Stirling 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

Conservation action needed

The habitats and species in most urgent need of our help.

Windfarm, Causewaymire, Caithness, North Highland 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

Avoid negative impacts

Advice for regulatory authorities about how to avoid negative impacts.

Birdwatcher using a telescope on the beach at Tentsmuir NNR. Tayside and Clackmannanshire 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

Watching brief only

There is less concern for these habitats and species, which only require monitoring for now.

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding on a fallen log at Morton Loch, Forth and Borders 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

Communicating with the public

Iconic animals, plants and habitats of cultural significance to the Scottish People.



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