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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator A1 – Awareness 2019

Corporate UK Biodiversity


Updated 5 December 2019

This indicator could not be updated in time for the 2019 publication (published 5 September 2019), as there was an inconsistency with the England data which needed investigation. This has now been resolved and the resulting changes have affected the 'not aware' and 'some engagement' categories. An error was discovered in the method used to assign records to one of the five discrete groups; not all of the responses were being accounted for, in particular some of those relating to the 'day-to-day' actions to support and protect biodiversity.

These documents support response indicator: A1. Awareness, understanding and support for conservation. The documents include a fiche, datasheet and technical background document.

This indicator addresses awareness of biodiversity and understanding of its value, concern about biodiversity loss, as well as support for performing actions that can help to conserve it. It uses a hierarchical system to group people in the UK according to the extent to which they are aware of the threat to biodiversity in the UK, their level of concern about the loss of biodiversity and the number and type of actions they take to support and protect it.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·12·05

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.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2019·12·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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