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. 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.



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




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