20 Jan, 2021

Biodiversity Duty

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Biodiversity – nature to most people – underpins our lives, our prosperity and the very essence of our world. The wildlife, habitats and other forms of nature with which we share planet Earth are valuable in their own right quite apart from the pleasure we take from their existence and the ways in which they support us.

This report provides details on what actions the Risk Management Authority (RMA) has taken to highlight our Biodiversity Duty contributions to national and international targets. The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 introduced a requirement for all public bodies in Scotland to make a report publicly available on their compliance with the biodiversity duty.

Biodiversity Duty reports are required every three years. The Biodiversity duty is not only about protecting biodiversity through managing specific sites, habitats and species.

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