Headlines: August 24th, 2001

The Scottish Executive is urging businesses in the country to aid national commitment to biodiversity.The measure is part of the attempt to honour the UK’s commitment to conserving the earth’s natural resources for future generations, made at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992.

The ‘think, count, act’ campaign comes from the Scottish Biodiversity Group which includes representatives from The Scottish Executive, local authorities, conservation groups, universities and research institutes, industry, and fishing, farming, crofting, forestry and land-owning interests.

The project will raise awareness of businesses both small and large of the impact they can have on their area. It asks them to think about the potential dangers of new ventures, count the animals and plantlife that might be affected, and act to implement a biodiversity action plan.

One of the sponsors of the project is BP.