South Lanarkshire is home to a wide range of landscapes and habitats. Topography, geology and climate all help to determine the biodiversity that will be supported in any one area. The distribution of habitats and species reflects the conditions in the area, creating biodiversity "zones" across South Lanarkshire.
The main biodiversity zones closely mirror the main ecosystem types and can be roughly summarised as:
For more information and to learn about the location of these zones, see the Biodiversity Zones chapter of the Biodiversity Strategy.