Doing your biodiversity duty
A duty to further the conservation of biodiversity was placed on all public sector bodies in Scotland in 2004. This biodiversity duty is about connecting people with the environment and managing biodiversity in the wider environment all around us, not just in specific protected sites.
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (commonly known as the WANE Act) came into force on 01 January 2012 and introduced a requirement for all public bodies to make publicly available a report on their compliance with biodiversity duty. For public bodies already established on that date, the first reports are due to be prepared and published by 01 January 2015. For bodies established after 01 January 2012, reports are due within three years of the date of their establishment.
For further information on producing reports see the Results section.
It would be useful if reports, when published, could be copied to Scottish Government at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting started and making plans for biodiversity action in your organisation.
Practical information on things you can do for biodiversity and how to go about it.
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