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Landscape, biodiversity, geology and soils

Geology and soils - the foundations of landscape

Scotland's geological diversity and soils are fundamental building blocks of landscape diversity. The relationship between geology and landscape is explored in Scotland: The Creation of its Natural Landscape.  The safeguarding and enhancing of geodiversity plays an important part in landscape planning and management.

Landscapes - habitats for wildlife

Diverse landscapes also provide a rich variety of habitats for Scotland's wildlife.  Managing land for biodiversity can have important effects on landscape.

An integrated approach to supporting land management, can help create appropriate landscape scale habitat mosaics and networks.  Taking account of landscape character and special qualities in the design and management of habitat networks will help to ensure that they meet landscape as well as wildlife objectives. 

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