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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: 2018 assessment

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Overview of assessment of change for all indicators

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1. Extent and condition of protected areas

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2a. Extent and condition of priority habitats

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2b. Status of habitats of European importance

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3. Habitat connectivity in the wider countryside

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4a. Status of priority species: relative abundance

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4b. Status of priority species: distribution

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4c. Status of species of European importance

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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

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

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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 awareness, understanding and support for conservation

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14. Taking action for the environment

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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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Technical background - Bayesian statistics

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Technical background - butterflies of the wider countryside

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Technical background - UK butterfly monitoring scheme summary

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Technical background - birds of the wider countryside and marine environment

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Technical background - status of pollinating insects

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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 - funding for biodiversity

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Technical background - climate change impacts and adaption: spring index

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Technical background - air pollution

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Technical background - invasive species

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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 major update is provisionally planned for June/July 2019

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Published 29 May 2012
Last updated 19 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Annual update.
  2. Latest scheduled update as to progress of biodiversity indicators meeting goals and objectives published by the government for 2020.
  3. Update: Indicator C9a: Animal Genetic Resources was corrected and updated 30 November 2016
  4. New biodiversity indicators published
  5. Publication of the England biodiversity indicators delayed until 19 January 2016 due to statistical reasons.
  6. some minor corrections and amendments to the release and indicator 5
  7. Technical background papers updated.
  8. New biodiversity indicators published for 2014.
  9. Revised publication and annexes and addition of updated background technical papers
  10. 2013 edition
  11. First published.