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09 May, 2019

International biodiversity conference announced

International biodiversity conference announced: Peacock butterfly

Scotland’s nature agency SNH has welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirming that Scotland will host a UN-backed international nature conference in Spring 2020.

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity issued a report earlier this week on the state of nature globally.

Chief Executive Francesca Osowska said: 

“This international event marks a key milestone in defining the effort needed to sustain nature in the face of climate change and other pressures. Smaller countries can have a big impact when they take bold steps together – and Scotland is at the forefront through hosting this UN supported conference in Spring 2020.

“We know that decisive action now to protect and restore nature is vital in reversing the loss of biodiversity. It is also clear that enhancing and protecting our nature is part of the solution to the climate emergency. 

“Scotland can be a beacon for the rest of the world through deploying the very best of its science and enterprise.”

Contact information

Vicki Mowat
Job Title
Media relations lead for biodiversity
0131 3162659
Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at

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