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Species Action Framework

THE SPECIES ACTION FRAMEWORK FINISHED ITS FIVE YEAR PROGRAMME IN MARCH 2012. HOWEVER YOU CAN STILL FIND OUT ABOUT THE WORK DONE BY OUR MANY PARTNERS AND OURSELVES IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES. YOU CAN ALSO LOOK AT A MICROSITE  external site WE'VE SET UP WHICH GIVES DETAILS OF ALL THE TALKS AND POSTERS FROM OUR NOVEMBER 2012 SAF CONFERENCE.

Scotland has some of the best wild areas and most iconic species in the whole of Europe. The importance of Scotland's biodiversity to our health, individually and as a nation, and its enormous economic value, is emphasised in the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy external site . The Strategy sets out what we need to do over 25 years to conserve and enhance biodiversity.

To help deliver the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy we needed to prioritise the way we manage species, focusing on those where we expected significant gains to overall biodiversity, and thereby benefit the people of Scotland.  In 2007 we therefore produced a Species Action Framework (SAF) which set out a strategic approach to species management in Scotland.  It also identified a 'Species Action List' of 32 species which were the focus of new, targeted management action for five years. This five year programme finished in March 2012, and in November 2012 we held a conference at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to pass on the skills and experiences gained during SAF.  We've set up a microsite external site   where you can hear the presentations and see the powerpoints and posters from the conference, and learn about the vast range of work we did with our partners. There's also a link to the BBC Radio 4 'Saving Species' programme recorded at the SAF conference. Later in 2013 we hope to publish an electronic 'Handbook' on the SAF work.

Species Action Framework logo. © SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Background

Find out more about how the Species Action Framework was developed and why.

Hen Harrier chick, Langholm Moor. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Species Action List

Find out which species were identified for action and what work was done.

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Acronyms

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