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UK Biodiversity Action Plan: Priority Habitat Descriptions (2008, revised 2011) 2011


After two years of work, involving over 500 people, the revised UK List of Priority Species and Habitats was published in the Report on the Species and Habitat Review in June 2007. This list contained over 1,000 species and 65 habitats that were listed as priorities for conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).

This document contains habitat descriptions for each of the 65 UK BAP priority habitats included on the list. These span the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

The document was first published in 2008, and subsequently revised in 2011, following updates to the descriptions for 'Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land' in 2010, and 'Rivers' and 'Wood-Pasture and Parkland' in 2011.

Please note: due to the age of this document, some of the links contained within the text may no longer function.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2011·12·01

BRIG. 2011. UK Biodiversity Action Plan: Priority Habitat Descriptions. JNCC, Peterborough.

The revised UK list of priority species and habitats was presented in a UK BAP report in June 2007. This document provides a description of all UK priority habitats in the list.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·02·09

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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