1) Figures do not sum to 100% due to rounding.
2) Of the 261 BAP species and 41 BAP habitats that occur (or have occurred) in Scotland, 209 species and 40 habitats were considered.
3) Department of the Environment (1994). Biodiversity: the UK Action Plan. HMSO.
4) Scottish Executive (2004). Scotland's Biodiversity: It's in Your Hands. A strategy for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity in Scotland. Scottish Biodiversity Forum.
5) Vascular plants (sometimes referred to as higher plants) have veins to transport fluids throughout the plant. These include ferns, flowering plants, shrubs and trees.
6) Haines-Young, R.H. et al. (2000). Accounting for nature: Assessing habitats in the UK countryside. DETR.
7) The species in the table are those with largest positive and negative changes over the period. Mean abundance is calculated for each period from individual yearly abundances, and any change between these means is tabulated.
8) The Wetland Bird Survey 2003/04: Wildfowl and Wader Counts. Collier, M.P., Banks, A.N., Austin, G.E., Girling, T., Hearn, R.D. and Musgrove, A.J. (2005). BTO/ WWT/ RSPB/ JNCC, Thetford.
9) Data included for species surveyed on at least 30 sites in Scotland.
10) Changes statistically significant at the 5% level.
11) Mackey, E.C et al. (2001). Natural Heritage Trends: Scotland 2001. Scottish Natural Heritage
12) Raven, M.J et al. (2006). The Breeding Bird Survey 2005. BTO, JNCC, RSPB.
13) Includes grilse (salmon which have matured, or are about to mature, after one winter at sea).
14) Fixed engine fisheries operate in coastal areas. Net & coble fisheries are generally restricted to estuaries and the lower reaches of rivers. Rod & line fisheries cover recreational angling within river systems.
15) Since 1994, numbers of fish reported as caught and released by anglers have been reported separately. Prior to this, only numbers caught and retained are available.
16) Statistical Bulletin Fisheries Series No. Fis/2005/1 (2005). Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Catches, 2004. Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department/Fisheries Research Services.