Biodiversity in Edinburgh

Biodiversity conservation

Our city has a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Find information about what we are doing to protect them, and find out who we work with to do this.

Edinburgh Biodiversity action plan

Our Biodiversity action plan shows which local nature conservation priorities we work on.
Download Edinburgh Biodiversity action plan (PDF - 3.43 MB) 
Download statutory Biodiversity duty report 2015-17 (PDF - 3.05 MB) 
Download 2017 Progress report (PDF - 397.29 MB)

Notable species

We have a full list of all rare species in the city, produced by the Wildlife Information Centre and is based on records provided by expert volunteers.
Download list of notable species in Edinburgh (PDF - 29.85 MB)


We encourage the use of swift bricks in new buildings. This helps to replace nests which are lost in older buildings. 

Download guidance on swifts and developments (PDF - 62.66 MB)

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