Woods for Nature: Our Biodiversity Programme 2008-2011
This publication sets out our priorities and main actions for biodiversity over the period 2008/09 to 2010/11.
Woodlands have a vital contribution to make towards conserving Scotland’s threatened habitats and species and increasing the variety of our wildlife. Wildlife is also one of the main things that people value about woodlands when they visit them.
Forestry Commission Scotland (now Scottish Forestry) has a strong history of active engagement in conservation work, both in our management of the national forest estate and through our support for good practice and conservation work in privately owned woodlands. And as a public body we now have a duty under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to further biodiversity conservation, and to help deliver the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy (SBS).
The Scottish Forestry Strategy published in 2006 reflects the aims of the SBS, and we have now reviewed our own biodiversity effort to make sure we will play a leading role in delivering both strategies.