Bith-iomadachd na Gàidhealtachd The UK Biodiversity Action Plan identifies 1150 priority species and 65 priority habitats as priorities for action within the UK. 606 of the UK priority species occur in Scotland, and Highland supports 75% of these (455 species). Highland also holds over three quarters of the UK priority habitats (51 habitats). Annex 1 lists the national priority habitats and species that occur in Highland.
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4. Biodiversity Awareness & Knowledge
Mothachadh mu Bhith-iomadachd Highland supports 75% of the UK BAP priority species which are known to occur in Scotland (40% of the UK priority species). This means Highland is the most important place in the UK for threatened, rare and declining wildlife.
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Habitats__Species__Leas-phàipear_1:_Liosta_de_dh’Àrainnean__Ghnèithean_le_Prìomhachas'>Annex 1: List of Priority Habitats & Species
Leas-phàipear 1: Liosta de dh’Àrainnean & Ghnèithean le Prìomhachas Further information on associated habitats and species is on the UKBAP website www.ukbap.org.uk.