The Scottish Biodiversity List is a list of animals, plants and habitats that Scottish Ministers consider to be of principal importance for biodiversity conservation in Scotland.
By identifying the species and habitats that are of the highest priority for biodiversity conservation, the list helps public bodies carry out their biodiversity duty, but it is a useful resource for anyone interested in nature conservation in Scotland.
The Scottish Biodiversity List has been categorised to make it easier to understand and work with. The categories for action relate to the different types of activities that public bodies can carry out to meet their biodiversity duty. A species or habitat can be classified in more than one category.