UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator B1a – Agri-environment schemes 2019
These documents support response indicator: B1a. Area of land in agri-environment schemes. The documents include a fiche and datasheet.
Agri-environment schemes require land managers, including farmers, to implement environmentally beneficial management and to demonstrate good environmental practice on their land. The higher-level or targeted schemes promote environmental management aimed to: conserve wildlife; maintain and enhance landscape quality and character; protect the historic environment and natural resources; and promote public access and understanding of the countryside. The entry-level type schemes aim to encourage large numbers of land managers, to implement simple and effective environmental management on their land.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2019·09·05
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2019). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019.
The UK indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data; and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets. Since then the indicators have been refined to improve their relevance/quality, and new indicators developed to fill gaps. In this version of the publication as many as possible of the indicators have been updated with new data. In some cases, however, development work is ongoing, and where this is the case, the work to develop them has been described briefly.
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Metadata date 2019·09·05
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