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About Scotland's nature

Green-veined White (Peiris napi) Butterfly resting on a Cuckoo Flower. İ Laurie Campbell/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the SNH Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Scotland's Biodiversity

Scotland has some amazing biodiversity. Find out more about how it helps us and how we can manage and maintain it for the future.

Habitat map of Scotland - İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Habitat Map of Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage is creating a Habitat Map of Scotland. Find out more here.

View over Scots pines and Loch Maree from the mountain trail, Beinn Eighe NNR, West Highland Area. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Habitats & ecosystems

From mountains, heaths and bogs to our coasts and seas, find out about the different places where Scotland's species live..

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding from a peanut feeder. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Species

From the largest to the smallest, delve into the diversity of Scotland's species and find out why they're so special.

Birrenswark hill, composed of Lava flows near Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway Area. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

About Scotland's landscapes

Discover how our species, habitats and land management combine with an astounding complexity of geology, landforms and soils.

Folded strata at Ardwell Bay, near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway Area. İLorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Scotland's rocks, landforms and soils

Find out how drifting continents, volcanoes, ice sheets, and rivers and coasts of today, continue to shape Scotland.

Young Naturalist Club. İGeorge Logan/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Resources for teaching

Are you a student looking for ideas for a project or a teacher looking for teaching resources and events? Get some inspiration here!

HWP-D12937.jpg (Captive European Otter) (gateway) - Captive European Otter (Lutra lutra) Highland Wildlife Park, East Highland Area. İLorne Gill_For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Wildlife and you

Planning some work in an area where you know there are protected species? Find out more about what you need to do to protect them.


Related Links

Biodiversity of Scotland

Biodiversity of Scotland

Biodiversity is the variety of life, it is so important to the way we live.

Valuing our environment

Valuing our environment

Find out how nature and landscapes contribute to Scotland's economy.

Scotland's trends

Scotland's trends

Find out how Scotland's habitats and species are changing over time.