It is 20 years since the first Local Biodiversity Action Plan groups were set up in Scotland. Over the last two decades, most local authorities in the country have established a biodiversity partnership and carried out projects and actions to conserve, enhance and create habitats and to protect species of national and local importance.
In Glasgow, a Biodiversity Steering Group was set up in 1996 and the Glasgow LBAP was launched in 2001. In the last 20 years there have been many great projects to help the city's biodiversity:
As well as individual actions there have been a number of significant projects undertaken including the Biodiversity in Glasgow project; Froglife Living Waters Project; Glasgow's Buzzing; Pond Naturalisation Programme; Fossorial Water Vole Project; Seven Lochs Wetland Park Project.
A new LBAP is being prepared which will lay out the aims, objectives and activities required to help Glasgow protect, maintain and enhance biodiversity over the next 10 years.