Scottish biodiversity strategy
The Scottish biodiversity strategy is made up of two documents:
- Scotland’s biodiversity: it’s in your hands, published September 2004: a strategy for conserving biodiversity in Scotland up to 2030
- 2020 challenge for Scotland’s biodiversity, published June 2013: a plan for how we will achieve the desired outcomes of the European Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 and the UN Aichi targets
While the objectives of the 2004 publication are still valid, the way we are taking forward the strategy has changed.
Reporting on progress
The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 requires us to report on our progress with the strategy every three years.
We published the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: progress report 2014-2016 in July 2017. It records the progress we’ve made and highlights the challenges which lie ahead if we are to meet the aims of the 2020 challenge for Scotland’s biodiversity.
The Scottish Biodiversity Strategy (SBS) Coordination Group, chaired by Scottish Natural Heritage, oversees reporting and the delivery of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.