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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth. This includes all species of animals and plants, and the natural systems that support them. Biodiversity matters because it supports the vital benefits we get from the natural environment. It contributes to our economy, our health and wellbeing, and it enriches our lives.

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
Abundance of Scottish Seabirds, 1969/1970 - 1998/2002Download Excel file for Abundance of Scottish Seabirds, 1969/1970 - 1998/2002NA24/10/2013
Catches of wild salmon and associated effort: 1952-2016Download Excel file for Catches of wild salmon and associated effort: 1952-2016NA30/09/2017
Catches of wild salmon, grilse and sea trout: 1986-2016Download Excel file for Catches of wild salmon, grilse and sea trout: 1986-2016NA30/09/2017
Changes in plant species richness: 1990-2007Download Excel file for Changes in plant species richness: 1990-2007NA03/03/2014
Pesticide poisoning of animals: confirmed incidents involving pesticide poisoning: 1990-2015Download Excel file for Pesticide poisoning of animals: confirmed incidents involving pesticide poisoning: 1990-2015NA30/09/2017
Pesticide poisoning of animals: number of incidents investigated and confirmed cause of death: 1990-2015Download Excel file for Pesticide poisoning of animals: number of incidents investigated and confirmed cause of death: 1990-2015NA30/09/2017
Spawning stock biomass of commercial fish stocks: 1960-2016Download Excel file for Spawning stock biomass of commercial fish stocks: 1960-2016NA30/09/2017
Status of BAP species and habitats: 2005 and 2008Download Excel file for Status of BAP species and habitats: 2005 and 2008NA18/02/2014
Status of native wintering ducks: 1966-2013Download Excel file for Status of native wintering ducks: 1966-2013NA30/09/2017
Status of native wintering swans and waterbirds: 1966-2013Download Excel file for Status of native wintering swans and waterbirds: 1966-2013NA23/10/2017
Status of native wintering waders: 1974-2013Download Excel file for Status of native wintering waders: 1974-2013NA30/09/2017
Status of Wild Bird Populations: 1975-2015Download Excel file for Status of Wild Bird Populations: 1975-2015NA30/09/2017

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

External DatasetsNational
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Fish landings in Scotland by UK vessels
National Otter Surveys: 1977-1979, 1984-1986, 1991-1994, 2003-2004.
Status of Widespread Breeding Land Birds