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Trees, Forests and Woodlands
A vital component of our landscape, these features make a positive contribution to our quality of life, rural economy, biodiversity and recreation. Some are protected by legislation, some are a valuable community resource.
Aberdeenshire is rich in wildlife. Some sites, habitats and species are protected by law and others are identified as priorities for action at a local level.
Landscape encompasses all the visible features of the land and is an essential part of our natural resource base. Some landscapes are protected by national and local designations.
Water features are a vital part of the natural environment and they are protected through legislation and guidance.
North East Scotland Biodiversity Records Centre
NESBReC is the biological records centre for the North-East Scotland which gathers and makes available biodiversity information.
Access to the outdoors provides people with great benefits for health and well-being as well as recreation.
Local Nature Reserves
These have been established to protect sites with special local natural interest, and to provide opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature
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