The Kingdom of Fife is full of natural beauty. Fife covers an area of over 1300 square kilometres, which is bound to the north by the Firth of Tay and to the south by the Firth of Forth. A coastline stretching for 170 kilometres wraps around Fife; where many award-winning beaches can be found. There are three main rivers running through Fife: The Eden, Leven and Ore.
Fife makes an important contribution to Scottish, UK and international biodiversity. In Fife you can find:
- Five Special Protection areas
- Two Special Areas of Conservation
- Two National Nature Reserves
- Seven Local Nature Reserves
Beautiful Fife Aims
- to protect, preserve and enhance the environment of Fife’s towns, villages and countryside by promoting the prevention and control of litter and improving the quality of the local environmental in general for the residents and visitors alike.
- to improve the public’s understanding of the natural environment and the role we can play in it’s future.
- to improve the environment throughout Fife by promoting, encouraging and assisting in the raising of standards of public floral and horticultural displays.
- to increase community spirit and encourage public participation to make Fife a great place to work, live and visit.
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Biodiversity in your area
Fife is fortunate to have a wealth of fantastic habitats, from its stunning coastline of cliffs and sand dunes, to the blustery heathland of the Lomond Hills. These habitats support a huge amount of wildlife. In fact, over 10,000 different species of plants and animals have been found in the Kingdom. This tapestry of habitats, and the plants and animals that they support, together make up biodiversity – the rich variety of life on earth.
For more information on biodiversity in Fife click here.