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A Draft Framework for Biodiversity in Highland

The proposed approach

The intention in Highland is to have a broad approach to biodiversity, looking not only at species and habitats, but also at the social and economic opportunities provided by biodiversity. A mainstay will be the Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs), which will identify and implement local priorities for action. The scale and diversity of Highland is such that one Biodiversity Action Plan for Highland would be inappropriate, and so a series of plans are envisaged. Action will also be needed on a Highland-wide basis for some issues and species. This may be through the work of existing individual agencies or on a collective basis through the Highland Biodiversity Partnership. Where possible work will be carried out through existing initiatives.