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Conservation

Conservation

Scotland has designated a number of areas for protection representing Scotland's landscapes, plants and animals, rocks, fossils and landforms. Their protection and management is a high priority, in order to ensure these areas are preserved in the best possible condition. In addition to government agencies, there are many non governmental organisations that work to conserve the natural and built heritage of Scotland.

Click on the dataset name below to view options for that dataset. You can also download an Excel version of the dataset which includes an associated commentary. Some datasets also have a summary page available to select. To obtain an Excel viewer, click here.

DatasetNational StatExcel FileSummary PageDate Published
Membership numbers for selected voluntary environmental organisations: 1987-2012Download Excel file for Membership numbers for selected voluntary environmental organisations: 1987-2012NA30/09/2017
Percentage of natural features on protected sites in favourable condition: 2007-2017Download Excel file for Percentage of natural features on protected sites in favourable condition: 2007-2017NA30/09/2017
Section 15 SSSI management agreements, number and area: 1982-2015Download Excel file for Section 15 SSSI management agreements, number and area: 1982-2015NA30/09/2017
Sites of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserves, Local Nature Reserves and Scheduled Monuments; area(1) and number(2) by council: 1997 - 2017Download Excel file for Sites of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserves, Local Nature Reserves and Scheduled Monuments; area(1) and number(2) by council: 1997 - 2017NA30/09/2017
Statutory designated areas and sites: 1991-2017Download Excel file for Statutory designated areas and sites: 1991-2017NA30/09/2017

The datasets below do not have an Excel file available as the data is not held within the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database.

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SSSIs, National Scenic Areas, Country Parks, Regional Parks and Local Nature Reserves