Wild bird habitat duties: guidance for public bodies

Providing guidance for public bodies on duties relating to the preservation, maintenance and re-establishment of a sufficient diversity and area of habitat for wild birds in Scotland.


1 As of 1 April 2019, the functions of the Forestry Commissioners in Scotland transferred to the Scottish Ministers. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/183/contents/made. The Scottish Ministers established two executive agencies, Scottish Forestry (SF) to replace the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to replace Forestry Enterprise Scotland (FES).

2 Harris, S.J., Massimino, D., Newson, S.E., Eaton, M.A., Marchant, J.H., Balmer, D.E., Noble, D.G., Gillings, S., Procter, D. & Pearce-Higgins, J.W. 2016. The Breeding Bird Survey 2015.BTO Research Report 687. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

3 https://www.nature.scot/trend-notes-birds

4 https://www.nature.scot/information-hub/official-statistics/official-statistics-terrestrial-breeding-birds

5 Fuller, R.J. & Ausden, M. 2008. Birds and habitat change in Britain (Part 1): a review of losses and gains in the twentieth century. British Birds 101: 644-675

6 https://www.nature.scot/scotlands-indicators-birds


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