Scottish Biodiversity Week is promoted by Scottish Natural Heritage and its partners in the Scottish Biodiversity Forum (SBF).
The SBF is a broad based, working partnership of Government, it’s agencies (Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency), local authorities, voluntary bodies, farmers, fishermen, foresters, businesses and scientists.
Biodiversity Week contributes towards meeting the Scottish Biodiversity Forum objective of increasing awareness, understanding and enjoyment of biodiversity and engaging many more people in its conservation and enhancement.
A wide range of organisations put on events for the public to enjoy and include including park ranger services, councils, environmental charities, botanic gardens, businesses, school, colleges and community organisations
The Scottish Biodiversity Forum has produced a Strategy, which was launched in May 2004. This creates a 25-year vision for biodiversity conservation in Scotland. It outlines the benefits healthier biodiversity brings in a number of ways, including economically, to our quality of life, and also the country's national identity. The national Strategy is important to help co-ordinate much of the good work already being done by local biodiversity forums across Scotland.
Find out more about the Scottish Biodiversity Forum and its work.