There are no plans to produce Local Species Action Plans for all Local Priority Species, as the majority of species actions are best achieved through habitat management. However, Species Statements provide general guidance for the management of each of the species groups.
Local Priority Species were selected using the following criteria:
1. National Importance
UK Priority Species and species on the Scottish Biodiversity List that occur in Dumfries & Galloway on a permanent/semi-permanent/regular basis (i.e. not as rare vagrants).
2. Local Importance in a National Context
Any species not included above for which Dumfries & Galloway supports 30% or more of the UK population.
A UK nationally rare or UK nationally scarce species for which Dumfries & Galloway supports 75% or more of the Scottish population.
3. Local Rarity
Species that have less than 100 individuals
Occur in only 1 or 2 10km squares in Dumfries & Galloway.
4. Local Decline
Species that have declined in numbers or range as a result of human activity by 10% or more during any period in the last 100 years, or species threatened with decline on this scale.
5. Local Distinctiveness
Species that are characteristic of Dumfries & Galloway.
01. adder [767kb]
04. barn owl [459kb]
09. bluebell [2Mb]
12. chough [527kb]
22. juniper [723kb]
23. lapwing [280kb]
28. nightjar [856kb]
30. otter [943kb]
36. red kite [548kb]
46. twite [790kb]
48. vendace [924kb]