Biodiversity strategy: consultation

Biodiversity is vital for us all and it is in crisis, globally and in Scotland, so we need to change the way we use natural resources. We are seeking views on how we should tackle the biodiversity crisis through a new biodiversity strategy which will drive this transformation.


1. Sites of Special Scientific Interest

2. Special Areas of Conservation

3. Special Protection Areas

4. Areas designated under the international Ramsar Convention for the Protection of Wetlands

5. Based on data for 133 bird, 9 mammal, 204 moth and 25 butterfly species: 1994-2016

6. Notably the direct and indirect IPBES drivers, 'Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy' (Leclère et al., 2020; see diagram above), material in the Dasgupta Review, the Just Transition Commission, and a range of international documents such as Biodiversity Strategy for New Zealand 2020. We have also noted carefully the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, and the first draft of a Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework with its 21 targets, which will be negotiated towards and during COP15. In Scotland, the Edinburgh Declaration on post-2020 global biodiversity framework and Scottish biodiversity strategy post-2020: statement of intent are key guiding documents.

7. Underwater habitats created by plants and animals themselves (e.g. mussel beds) and which in turn provide habitat for other plants and animals.



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