Wildlife conservation and biodiversity
Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan
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Edinburgh is rich in wildlife. There are otters on our rivers and rare insects in Holyrood Park. Rare birds live on our coastline. We have ancient trees and woodlands, and bats almost everywhere.
Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan (EBAP)
The Edinburgh Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015 outlines work for the next five years to improve our environment for wildlife. The plan is delivered by the Edinburgh Biodiversity Partnership, led by City of Edinburgh Council.
Rare species in Edinburgh
Wildflower meadows for urban pollinators
Wildflower meadows are being planted in some of Edinburgh's parks as part of the UK Insect Pollinators Initiative, which is a three year research project. Many insect pollinators, including bumblebees, are in decline. This is a serious issue because we rely on insect pollinators for much of the food we eat. By planting nectar and pollen rich plants we can help to reverse this decline. Visit Urban Pollinators Project to find out more, and to see which parks you can visit to enjoy the meadows in flower.
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