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UK BAP priority species

Definition (

UK BAP priority species were those that were identified as being the most threatened and requiring conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP). The original list of UK BAP priority species was created between 1995 and 1999. In 2007, however, a revised list was produced, following a 2-year review of UK BAP processes and priorities, which included a review of the priority species and habitats lists . Following the review, the list of UK BAP priority species increased from less than 600 to 1150. (JNCC)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Endangered species
N/ABiodiversity action plan
Environmental legislation
Nature conservation
Priority species and habitats
UK BAP priority habitats

This term is used for the following terms: 
BAP species
Species of principal importance (UK BAP)

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