Local Biodiversity Action Plans
Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs) were produced for seven of the Highland Council's eight administrative areas in 2002 - 2004. They can be viewed by clicking on the links or the cover images below.
Local Biodiversity Groups were set up to draft the LBAPs and distribute funding for local projects as part of a two year project funded by the European Union, Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and RSPB Scotland. Ten years later, the Groups are still working to oversee the delivery of their LBAPs, with some additional funding through various projects and a lot of volunteer effort. Unfortunately, a funding bid submitted in 2011 to update the Highland LBAPs was unsuccessful, and although some Groups are looking at how they can update their LBAPs, the Plans below remain the most up-to-date LBAPs for their areas.
The Cairngorms Partnership produced an LBAP for the Cairngorms area (which includes Badenoch and Strathspey, the 8th of Highland Council's administrative areas), and the Cairngorms National Park Authority is currently updating this Plan.
Find out more about the Local Biodiversity Groups.
Download Local Biodiversity Action Plans
- Caithness Local Biodiversity Action Plan (5.8mb pdf)
- Sutherland Local Biodiversity Action Plan (950k pdf)
- Sutherland Local Biodiversity Action Plan Review (2013) (1.6mb pdf)
- Wester Ross Local Biodiversity Action Plan (2.8mb pdf)
- Ross & Cromarty East Local Biodiversity Action Plan (4.5mb pdf)
- Skye & Lochalsh Local Biodiversity Action Plan (1.6mb pdf)
- Lochaber Local Biodiversity Action Plan (2.8mb pdf)
- Inverness & Nairn Local Biodiversity Action Plan (1.8mb pdf)
- Badenoch & Strathspey (Cairngorms) Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2002-2013 (10mb pdf)
- Cairngorms Nature Action Plan 2013-2018 (3mb pdf)
Or click on a cover photo to download the one you want.