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#PeatlandACTION launched 15 March 2017!

 #PeatlandACTION launched by Roseanna Cunningham at the Red Moss of Balerno, near Edinburgh. Visit for more information . We'll be open for applications on 1 April 2017. Follow @greenerscotland and @SNH_Tweets for updates.

A Route Map to 2020

A Route Map to 2020 - taking Big Steps The Route Map , launched on the 25th June 2015, sets out six 'Big Steps for Nature' and a number of priority projects that focus on collaborative work, which the Scottish Government and a range of partners are committed to taking forward. This will help deliver the international Aichi Targets for biodiversity, the 2020 Challenge and improve the state of nature in Scotland.

Route Map to 2020 - monitoring. Measuring the "stride" for each Big Step is important if our "destination" is to be reached by 2020. Measuring those steps takes place approximately once every six months when lead contacts for each of the actions in the Route Map are asked to provide an update. A more detailed progress report is prepared on an annual basis. The first such annual report on progress was recently published and covers the period mid 2015 to mid 2016.

Some notable highlights from Scotland's Biodiversity A Route Map to 2020. First Progress Report 2015/16  PDF document include:

  • Addition of the Natural Capital Asset Index to the suite of National Indicators
  • Production of an "opportunity map" of ecological connectivity across Central Scotland
  • The main phase of rat removal from the Shiant Islands to help seabirds (subsequent monitoring is ongoing).
  • Launch of the Scottish Plant Health Strategy

Further details of the Route Map to 2020 and update reports can found on our Route Map page external site .

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