Although the National Park Authority has led on the management of the programme, the production and delivery has been a partnership effort. The successful delivery of the biodiversity projects is the result of the continued enthusiastic participation and partnership working of a wide range of partners.
- National Park Biodiversity Action Plan 2008-2011
- Technical Report: Selection Process for Habitats and Species Work Programmes
- Consultation Report
- National Park Biodiversity Action Plan Annual Report 2009-2010
- National Park Biodiversity Action Plan Final Report 2008 - 2011
In 2012, the Scottish Government issued a paper ‘2020 Challenge for
Scotland’s Biodiversity’ detailing Scotland’s response to the European Union’s
Biodiversity Strategy for 2020 and global losses and threats to
Our next edition of the Biodiversity Action Plan will take account of any changes of approach which are being encouraged at national level and will reaffirm our vision and outcomes to meet our biodiversity commitments. Production of the next edition has begun and will be out for consultation in summer 2013.
The Wild Park 2012 event, which brought together organisations delivering on a wide range of projects, showed that at a local level there is still huge commitment to deliver on biodiversity issues in the National Park. It is hoped that the next edition of the Biodiversity Action Plan will show how this effort from all our partners can benefit our habitats and species.
Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 creates a duty for all public bodies “to
further the conservation of biodiversity” in exercising their functions. The
National Park Authority undertakes a number of activities which seek to improve
directly or indirectly the state of biodiversity within the Park in accordance
with this Biodiversity Duty. The Biodiversity Action Plan Final Report 2008
– 2011 includes a section detailing the actions
taken by the National Park Authority to fulfil our duty within the National Park in that