Biodiversity

We have a legal duty to conserve and enhance biodiversity. Working together across all our services, we are developing the best ways to do this and, at the same time, contributing to other policies and initiatives. The Statutory Biodiversity Duty - Report on Delivery gives more details.

We are part of the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership, which covers the local authority areas of Angus and Perth and Kinross.

The partnership is made up of statutory bodies, local authorities, non-government organisations and individuals and has produced a Local Biodiversity Action Plan to ensure that locally and nationally important species and habitats are conserved and enhanced through focused local action.

Tayside Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2026

Tayside Biodiversity Partnership’s Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-2026 charts the way ahead in protecting the multitude of flora and fauna that flourish across the county, as well as their habitats, bringing together organisations, communities and individuals. The new plan has more than 140 projects you might want to get involved in.

Funds are available for projects aiming to deliver biodiversity conservation and enhancement for UK species and habitats, subject to certain conditions. For more information visit the Tayside Biodiversity website.

Natural Angus is a perpetual calendar which highlights the wealth of biodiversity found in Angus.

Angus Species and Habitats Champions

Angus Council Species and Habitats Champions programme was launched on 27 February 2018. At present, there are 18 local elected members and five schools representing more than 35 species and habitats.

The champions have pledged their support for local biodiversity, have engaged in projects in the Tayside Local Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-26 and have carried out awareness raising with local communities, businesses and schools.

Visit the Angus species and habitat champions page to see who champions your favourite species or habitat.

To date the champions have been involved in a wide range of activities focusing on topics such as: marine litter, coastal erosion, farmland management, invasive non-native species, meadow creation, pollinators, natural flood management, woodland creation and climate change adaptation.

Many local and national priority species have been a focus of action including: badger, hare, swifts, otter, hedgehog, small blue butterfly, bumblebees, wildflowers, bottlenose dolphin, pine marten, red squirrel and wildcat.

For more information contact dempseyk@angus.gov.uk

Angus Coastal Festival 13 - 23 September 2019

The second Angus Coastal Festival ran from 13 - 23 September 2019.

The festival, led by the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership’s Marine & Coastal Group had a varied Programme of Events (also in PDF format) and the 11-day event was an opportunity to explore the hidden coastal corners of Angus and discover the county’s rich natural history.

The 2018 Angus Coastal Festival was enjoyed by more than 700 people, our Summary Report highlights its success.

Join us in 2022 for events including the Great Angus Beach Clean and hopefully the Angus Coastal Festival in September 2022. If you would like to hold or suggest an event please contact dempseyk@angus.gov.uk for more information.