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England biodiversity indicators

England biodiversity indicators.

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A strategy for England's wildlife and ecosystem services, Biodiversity Indicators: 2017 assessment

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Overview of assessment of change for all indicators

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1. Protected local sites

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2a. Priority habitats

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2b. Priority habitats

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3. Habitat connectivity

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4a. Priority species: Relative abundance

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4b. Priority species: Distribution

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5. Farmland species

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6. Woodland species

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7. Wetland birds

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8. Seabirds and wider marine environment

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9. Biodiversity and ecosystem services - Greenhouse gas removal by trees

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10. Species biodiversity and ecosystems services - status of pollinating insects

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11. Marine biodiversity, ecosystems services and fish size

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12a. Animal genetic resources

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12b. Plant genetic resources

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13. Public engagement

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14. Taking action - volunteering

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15. Funding for biodiversity

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16. Local decision making

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17. Sustainable consumption

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18. Climate change impacts and adaptation - Spring index

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19. Pollution air and marine

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20. Pressure from invasive species

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21. Surface water status

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22. Agri-environment and forestry

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23. Sustainable fisheries

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24. Biodiversity data for decision making

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Technical background - Habitats and species of European importance

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Technical background - Status of priority species (abundance)

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Technical background - Status of priority species (distribution)

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Bayesian technical background

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Technical background - Birds of the wider countryside

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Technical background - Pollinators

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Technical background - Fish size classes

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Technical background – Animal Genetic Resources

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Technical background - Plant Genetic Resources

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Technical background - Awareness, understanding and support for conservation

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Technical background - Expenditure

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Technical background - Air pollution

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Technical Background - Sustainable Fisheries

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Details

This publication provides a detailed statistical update of 24 indicators that give an overview of biodiversity in England. The publication measures progress in the delivery of goals and objectives outlined in Biodiversity 2020 published by the government in 2011.

Biodiversity is the variety of all life on Earth. It includes all species of animals and plants, and the natural systems that support them. Biodiversity matters because it supports the vital benefits we get from the natural environment. It contributes to our economy, our health and wellbeing, and it enriches our lives.

The datasets associated with this publication can be found here ENV09 - England biodiversity indicators

The detailed assessments for each species and habitat, including all grassland priority habitats and the ‘old’ priority bees, are published online:

Species (updated 2008)
Habitats (updated 2012)

Next update is provisionally scheduled for June/July 2018.

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Published 29 May 2012
Last updated 3 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Latest scheduled update as to progress of biodiversity indicators meeting goals and objectives published by the government for 2020.
  2. Update: Indicator C9a: Animal Genetic Resources was corrected and updated 30 November 2016
  3. New biodiversity indicators published
  4. Publication of the England biodiversity indicators delayed until 19 January 2016 due to statistical reasons.
  5. some minor corrections and amendments to the release and indicator 5
  6. Technical background papers updated.
  7. New biodiversity indicators published for 2014.
  8. Revised publication and annexes and addition of updated background technical papers
  9. 2013 edition
  10. First published.