Most of Scotland's terrestrial biodiversity exists on land managed as part of a farming, forestry or sporting estate. How you use that land can make a huge difference. The largest single source of funding for biodiversity in Scotland is through the Scotland Rural Development Programme . If you use the management options designed specifically for biodiversity you can help Scotland's habitats and species.
Detailed advice on how to manage land for biodiversity can be found in our advice and resources web pages.
Leaflets to help you
The Scottish Biodiversity Forum has produced a set of guidance leaflets for farmers, crofters and sporting managers.
There are six leaflets each covering a different specific type of land management and the biodiversity related to that. Every farm, croft and sporting estate is different - they are different sizes, managed for different purposes and occur in different parts of the country.
The leaflets contain general information and recommendations for managing land with respect for its biodiversity. They can be accessed via the related links on this page or in the Scottish Natural Heritage publications catalogue.
Other sources of advice and guidance
More specific advice and guidance can be obtained from the following agencies and organisations:
- The Scottish Government
- Crofters Commission
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Scottish Agricultural College
- Scottish Land and Estates
- National Farmers Union Scotland
- Scottish Crofting Federation
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