skip to main content

Scotland's Trends

Scotland's wildlife is diverse and stunning, but that is not to say that all of it is as secure or as abundant as it might be. Globally, biodiversity is being lost at an increasing rate. A consistent approach to assessing progress through targets and indicators has been adopted in Scotland. At the start of 2010, the International year of Biodiversity, we published a report, called 'Scotland's Wildlife - an assessment of biodiversity in 2010', which charts our progress towards halting biodiversity loss. The report was updated at the end of 2010 in light of new data.

It is important that we know what changes are taking place in Scotland.  We collate information on trends that show how Scotland's wildlife, special places and the engagement in Scotland's environment by Scotland's people is changing over time. This information is continually being updated, so keep looking at this page to see what new information is available.

Other related publications:

Natural Heritage Trends Scotland 2001 
Natural Heritage Trends: The Seas around Scotland 2004
The State of Scotland's Environment and Natural Heritage external site
The Nature of The Cairngorms: Diversity in a Changing Environment external site

Scotland's Environment website  external site

 

Traigh Sheileboist (Seilebost), view north to Luskentyre, Isle of Harris.  İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Trend notes

Available trend notes for download

Cover of The Changing Nature of Scotland. No 17 in the Natural Heritage of Scotland Series.  İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

The changing nature of Scotland

Details of a cross cutting publication from Scottish Natural Heritage

Kylesku bridge. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Land cover change

Find out about the changes in land cover in Scotland from the 1940s onwards.



Last updated on Thursday 7th April 2016 at 12:08 PM. Click here to comment on this page