Biodiversity conservation

Our city has a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Read below to find out what we are doing to protect them and 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 
Download statutory biodiversity duty report 2021-23 
Download progress reports for Edinburgh biodiversity action plans

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


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

Biodiversity team

Address: Waverley Court
4 East Market Street

Telephone: 0131 469 3920