The term 'sensitive' refers to species that are vulnerable to persecution or over-exploitation. To safeguard them from deliberate harm, known locations of such species should only be made public at an imprecise resolution. The list of sensitive species in Scotland was prepared by the NatureScot based on expert conservation advice and scientific overview.
It is advocated that all species data should be made available at capture-resolution through the NBN Atlas Scotland, but with a less precise viewing resolution of sensitive species for public access. Registered users will still be able to access records at captured resolution.
This list represents the current perspective. It is subject to ongoing review and revision according to conservation status and expert advice. We welcome feedback.
For comment, help or advice please contact the NatureScot Data Manager Colin McLeod at email@example.com
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