What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things and includes diversity within a species, between different species, between habitats and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Greater levels of biodiversity helps to ensure the natural sustainability of all life, which is especially important in a time of global climate change.

In order to raise awareness of the wildlife (flora and fauna) of Dundee in an international, national and local context a biodiversity Action Plan has been produced for Dundee. This plan aims to highlight the contribution and influence of our local biodiversity on the quality of life and economic opportunities of everyone who lives in the city.

This plan will focus action on the ecosystems, habitats and species most in need and ensure prioritisation of resources at a local level. It will set out clear objectives and targets to enable us to measure any achievements.