From Planning to Parks – biodiversity in Edinburgh

All public bodies in Scotland are legally required to look after biodiversity and report on how this is being achieved to Scottish Government.  We published a report in December last year on the wide range of activities undertaken to improve biodiversity in Edinburgh.

There are lots of good examples of the Council and partners working together in Edinburgh.  We’ve helped nesting Swifts by including special hollow bricking in new buildings, developed natural areas in our parks and supported people in looking after their local environment and wildlife.  We’ve also supported the expansion of woodland in the Pentland Hills Regional Park.  More information is available in the report to our Policy and Strategy Committee and you can read our update on what projects have been progressing in the Edinburgh Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2013/14.

If you have any queries about biodiversity in Edinburgh, drop us an email at

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