Species Champions: Small copper

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The small copper breeds on common sorrel and sheep’s sorrel. It was once a common sight on farmland and in towns, but has declined substantially.

Action Needed

1. Press for more wildlife-friendly farming.
2. Raise awareness of the importance of urban greenspaces and brownfield sites.
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.

Threats

Loss of semi-natural grasslands, including urban greenspaces and brownfield sites.

MSP Species Champion

Elaine Smith

Member for: Central Scotland

Party: Scottish Labour Party

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