Scotland has a wealth of wildlife and natural environments that touch all of our lives in different ways. Find out what you can do to protect and celebrate our biodiversity through your work or business or as an individual.
The Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is in two parts, the first published in 2004: It's in Your Hands and, the most recent of which is the 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity. The Route Map to 2020 sets out the six big steps we must take to meet this ambitious strategy to protect and restore Scotland’s biodiversity.
The strategy aims to:
An ecosystem approach is central to meeting the 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity. Nature provides us with many ecosystem services, though they’re not always obvious to us. Adopting an ecosystem approach can help to secure these benefits for future generations.