This study identifies indicative costs for the future management of third party flood risk assets affecting internationally important sites such as wildlife sites over the next 100 years. Third party assets include flood defences that are owned or maintained by a private individual or organisation.
There are 423 internationally important wildlife sites in England and Wales designated under the EU Habitats and Birds Directives or the Ramsar Convention (European Sites). These must be protected and as a nation; we must take appropriate steps to prevent the sites from deteriorating. This is a legal requirement.