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Title: Focus on Biodiversity Update 2000
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This report summarises progress made by the Environment Agency in carrying forward its obligations under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP), for the period 1 January - 31 December 2000. The overall message on actions in 2000 is mixed - EA generic regulatory and operational actions continue to contribute to wildlife conservation significantly, but EA was unable to implement actions for 12 out of our 39 UK BAP species. This is particularly true for several species (eg stoneworts, Anisodactylus poeciloides) for which survey and research effort is required to establish more precise distribution patterns and ecological requirements. Without this information there is still a risk that Agency regulation and operational practices are at best non-optimal and at worst unwittingly causing harm to several species. In Focus on Biodiversity the Agency highlighted the need for an extra £500k annually to fulfil the minimum requirements under the UK BAP and it will again be highlighting the case for extra resources, on the basis that (i) relatively little (0.1% of the Agency budget) will go a long way, but that (ii) nothing extra will mean jeopardising several UK BAP targets.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Biodiversity action planUK BAP priority speciesBiodiversityWildlife managementMonitoringSurveysBiodiversity conservationUK BAP priority habitatsPolicies
Geographic Keywords: United Kingdom
Extent: 60; + appendices
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