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Doing our Biodiversity duty

Under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 external site  all public bodies have a duty to further the conservation of biodiversity. The Biodiversity Duty Explained  PDF document tells you what you need to know.

Whether you are a local authority, health board, agency or other public body you can play your part to support biodiversity. From simple direct actions to educating others and raising awareness, you can get involved.

Your organisation can benefit by taking action to:

The pages below will help you plan how to take action for biodiversity in your organisation and the Go out and do it! pages will help you to find practical information on what you can do and how.

Landscape Planning Consultation. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Start Up!

Demonstrate the relevance of biodiversity to your organisation. Find experts and enthusiasts who can help. Gain support and resources.

Schoolchildren and conservation volunteers planting wildflowers. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Planning

Make an impact through careful planning and involving colleagues. Set priorities and establish targets. Turn goals into results through clear work programmes

John Strachan, Tullo Farm near Oldmeldrum. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Results

Set up clear monitoring and reporting arrangements to highlight your progress.

Volunteers putting up birdboxes at Loch Leven NNR. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Quick Wins

Get started straight away with activities that will benefit biodiversity.



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