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Our Biodiversity Duty

Protecting biodiversity is everyone’s responsibility. We have a key role to play by delivering actions that enhance and conserve biodiversity, and by providing an example to others.  The Biodiversity Duty Implementation Plan (BDIP) reflects the priorities and outcomes within the Biodiversity Strategy and articulates how the council will achieve its duty to conserve biodiversity. The plan demonstrates the activities and achievements of the council that have contributed to biodiversity improvement in the last few years. It identifies why biodiversity is a key element of how we work, and sets out our plans and proposals for 2024 to 2026.

The BDIP reflects guidance from the Scottish Government and includes sections on:

  • governance
  • mainstreaming, nature-based solutions and climate change
  • public engagement and workforce development
  • actions, monitoring and review

Implementation of South Lanarkshire’s Biodiversity Strategy, together with the BDIP, will hopefully have a direct impact in stemming the decline of our biodiversity assets in South Lanarkshire. Both plans will help ensure the effective management of these assets, which in turn will help to improve the quality and richness of the local environment.  

Our Biodiversity Duty Reports demonstrate the activities and achievements of the council that contribute to the conservation of biodiversity:

Biodiversity Duty Report 2015 - 2017

Biodiversity Duty Report 2018 - 2020

Biodiversity Duty Report 2021 - 2023Climate change - time is running out

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  1. Biodiversity
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