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Biodiversity Strategy reporting

Read reports on the progress made in achieving the aims of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

Route Map progress

Read the third progress report for the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: a Route Map to 2020 (the Route Map) and its ambitious programme of action to make Scotland a better place for biodiversity and people by 2020. This third report provides an overview of progress to March 2019 on the 12 Priority Projects and associated 14 targets, and 79 underpinning actions in the Route Map.

Grouped under six ‘Big Steps for Nature’, the Route Map brings together the key work needed to deliver on the 2020 Challenge. Each Big Step for Nature has one or more ambitious targets, which are underpinned by ‘Priority Projects’. These projects are delivered by a wide range of partners through a suite of actions.

This report highlights the small number of actions that are not on track, assesses why they are not on track and suggests remedies.

Aichi Targets progress

In September 2016 we developed an Aichi interim report (2016) covering 13 of the 20 Aichi Targets.  There is now an updated Aichi interim report (2017) assessing progress on all 20 internationally agreed Aichi Targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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