Publication - Progress report

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: progress report 2014-2016

Published: 20 Jul 2017
Directorate:
Environment and Forestry Directorate
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781786527622

Report setting out progress on our ambitions for Scotland’s biodiversity.

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43 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: progress report 2014-2016
Annex 2: Natural Heritage, Biodiversity and Engagement Indicators

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Annex 2: Natural Heritage, Biodiversity and Engagement Indicators

Keys

Status

Symbol

Increased

Increased

Decreased

Decreased

Divergent

Divergent

Fluctuated

Fluctuated

Stable

Stable

Baseline

Baseline

No Data

No Data

Symbol colour

Status

Red

Requires urgent remedial action

Amber

Requires remedial action

Green

Progress on track

Indicator Category

Colour code & symbol

Biodiversity State Indicator

S

Engagement

E

Natural Heritage Indicator

N

National Performance Framework Indicator

NP

Table 8 - Summary of Biodiversity State Indicators

No.

Indicator

Start

Updated

Trend

S1

Status of biodiversity action plan (BAP priority species[14]

2008

2008

Archived

S2

Status of biodiversity action plan (BAP) priority habitats[15]

2008

2008

Archived

S3

Abundance of terrestrial breeding birds

1994

2015

Increased + Progress on track

S4

Wintering waterbirds

1975

2014

Decreased + Requires urgent remedial action

S5

Breeding seabirds

1986

2015

Decreased + Requires urgent remedial action

S6

Vascular Plant diversity

1998

2007

Archived

National Plant Monitoring Scheme

2015

S7

Woodland diversity

1995

1999

Archived

Potential new indicator being developed following Native Woodland Survey of Scotland

2017

S8

Butterflies - specialists

1979

2014

Decreased + Requires urgent remedial action

Butterflies - generalists

Stable + Progress on track

S9

Moths

1975

2004

Archived

S10

Notified species in favourable condition

1999

2016

Increased + Progress on track

S11

Notified habitats in favourable condition

1999

2016

Increased + Progress on track

S12

Otter

1977

2012

Archived

S13

Freshwater macro-invertebrate diversity

1981

2008

Archived

River Quality

1992

2015

S14

Marine plankton

1958

 

2010

 

Archived

MSFD indicators[16]

S15

Estuarine fish

1977

2005

Archived

S17

Non Native species

1950s

2001

Archived

Engagement Indicators

No.

Indicator

Start

Updated

Trend since 2010

E1

Attitudes to biodiversity

2006

2014

Decreased + Requires urgent remedial action

E2

Greenspace

2011

2015

Archived

E3

Visits to the outdoors[17]

2012

2015

E4

Involvement in biodiversity conservation

2010

2015

Stable + Requires remedial action

E5

Membership of biodiversity NGOs

2014

2014

Increased + Progress on track

Other Natural Heritage indicators

No.

Indicator

Start

Updated

Trend since 2010

N2

Built Development

2008

2012

Increased + Requires remedial action

N3

Visual influence of built development

2008

2013

Increased + Requires urgent remedial action

N7

Land & sea of natural heritage importance

2008

2013

National Performance Framework Indicators

Indicator

Start

Updated

Trend since 2010

Increase Natural Capital

2000

2014

Stable + Requires remedial action

Increase people's use of the Outdoors

2006

2016

Increased + Progress on track

Improve access to local greenspace

2013

2015

Stable + Requires remedial action

S3

Abundance of terrestrial breeding birds

1994

2015

Increased + Progress on track


Contact

Email: biodiversity@gov.scot