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) comprise 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 population of wintering water birds is measured in the winter beginning in the year indicated. i.e 2003 indicates populations measured from approximately November 2003 - March 2004.
8) Includes grilse (salmon which have matured, or are about to mature, after one winter at sea).
9) 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.
10) 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.
11) Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department: Fisheries Research Services (2006). "Statistical Bulletin: Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Catches 2005."