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(1)The Scottish Ministers must designate as the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy one or more strategies for the conservation of biodiversity (whether prepared by them or by one or more other persons).
(2)The Scottish Ministers must publish any strategy so designated in such manner (including on the internet or by other electronic means) as they think fit.
(3)A strategy so designated may include different provision for different cases or types of case.
(4)Within one year of a strategy being so designated, the Scottish Ministers must publish, in such manner (including on the internet or by other electronic means) as they think fit, lists of—
(a)species of flora and fauna, and
considered by the Scottish Ministers to be of principal importance for the purpose mentioned in section 1(1).
(5)The Scottish Ministers may from time to time review any lists published under subsection (4).
(6)Where, following such a review, the Scottish Ministers consider that any such lists should be revised they must publish revised lists under that subsection.
(7)The Scottish Ministers must, within 3 years of the date on which—
(a)they first designate a Scottish Biodiversity Strategy, or
(b)a report was last laid under this subsection,
lay a report before the Scottish Parliament regarding the implementation of the strategy.
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