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 Habitat Champions

Following in the footsteps of MSP Species Champions Angus has its own “Species and Habitat Champions”. At present, fifteen local elected members have pledged their support for local biodiversity and will engage in projects and carry 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.

For more information contact

Angus Coastal Festival 7 - 17 September 2018

The Angus Coastal Festival is an opportunity to explore the hidden coastal corners of Angus and discover the county’s rich natural history. Explore golden beaches, rock pools, wide expanses of sand dunes and flower-strewn cliffs.

The festival is being led by the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership’s Marine & Coastal Group and events run for 10 days from the 7 to 17 September. A number of events run for the entire month of September. Please see the Programme of Events for more information, confirmed locations and booking instructions. Almost all of the events are free, so please book a place quickly.