What's biodiversity got to do with me?
The short answer is: everything.
Biodiversity is at the heart of Scotland's identity.
In Scotland we're lucky to benefit from a unique range of animals, plants and habitats. Safeguarding them all for future generations is everyone's responsibility.
Whatever sector you're in, as a biodiversity stakeholder you're well placed to engage with and motivate people and help them connect with nature. You can help ensure that this generation, and generations to come, continue enjoying Scotland's rich biodiversity.
The more people know about our natural heritage, the more they'll benefit from it – socially, mentally and emotionally.
Our biodiversity is great for tourism, and for the local economies of our urban, rural and coastal regions. It's important for our general health and wellbeing too, because it offers lots of opportunities for us to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, and we rely on it to provide us with productive soils and clean water. And in a wider sense, a healthy biodiversity is vital to reducing the effects of climate change.
You can find out more about how biodiversity impacts on our lives and the benefits it offers in the Facts and Figures section. Other resources listed in the Links section will also offer further information.
Click on your sector's link to discover how your organisation can have a positive impact on biodiversity.