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Biodiversity and Geodiversity

Find out about biodiversity and geodiversity in West Lothian and why it is important to preserve our natural environment

Although West Lothian is an urban dominated environment the diversity and quality of its countryside and urban areas is important in the context of sustainable development and its communities.

As a consequence, environmental pressures and threats are priority issues in relation to policy and services. The council's commitment to sustainable development through its strategy adopted in 2005, and its role in addressing issues such as climate change, pollution, waste management, transport and biodiversity, are reflected in its strategic and service delivery responses

  • Biodiversity in West Lothian

    Although West Lothian is an urban dominated environment the diversity and quality of its countryside and urban areas is important in the context of sustainable development and its communities.

  • Geodiversity in West Lothian

    A comprehensive audit of West Lothian's geodiversity potential was undertaken by the British Geological Survey in 2006/7.

  • Local Nature Reserves

    Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) are places to enjoy and learn more about local wildlife or geology and can be found near city centres, on the coast, or in the countryside.