Given the importance of plants for climate, nature and people, it is essential that Scotland’s plant biodiversity is conserved and sustainably managed. Threats to plant biodiversity in Scotland include climate change; habitat loss, damage and fragmentation; invasive alien species; pathogens and pollution. Targeted, prioritised actions are needed to ensure that the most important components of plant biodiversity in Scotland are protected.
In this document we outline the key elements that need to be included in a Plant Biodiversity Strategy for Scotland which aims to conserve and sustainably manage the nation’s plant biodiversity.
Published: July 2022