About Us

The South Lanarkshire Biodiversity Partnership

The South Lanarkshire Biodiversity Partnership was established in 1997 as one of four pilot areas for developing biodiversity planning in Scotland. Membership comprises of organisations with a shared interest in biodiversity. In its widest sense, the partnership includes all organisations operating in South Lanarkshire which have a biodiversity role or remit.

The partnership acts as a forum for the coordination of biodiversity conservation measures across South Lanarkshire. By working together, it is hoped that greater benefits can be derived than those delivered by any one organisation working in isolation. This is also in line with the ecosystem approach, currently supported by the international biodiversity community.

The partnership is serviced by the council’s Biodiversity Officer and has no budget of its own. The partnership is coordinated by a steering group which provides guidance and support, in addition to setting the strategic direction for biodiversity work in South Lanarkshire. The partnership has a rotating Chair, with each Chair holding the post for a period of 12 months. The Steering Group meets every 6 months and current membership is:

Applications to join the steering group will be considered on a case by case basis. Use the contact us page to get in touch.
In addition to the steering group, a number of sub-groups have been established to take forward action on specific issues and projects.