Indicator K3: Status of endemic and globally threatened species in the UK Overseas Territories 2023
The UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are considered globally significant biodiversity hotspots, supporting complex ecosystems which are home to many species that are found nowhere else in the world. Species' status assessments, such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List Assessments, are effective tools in understanding the level of threat facing these species. Using species' status assessments, JNCC is quantifying the proportion on endemic species in the UKOTs that are considered globally threatened in order to develop an indicator (Indicator K3 – Status of endemic and threatened species in the UK Overseas Territories).
JNCC has developed this indicator using data provided directly from the UKOT Governments and Administrations as well species' records from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Red List and The UK's Wildlife Overseas: a stocktake of nature in our Overseas Territories (RSPB 2014). It has not been possible to review all endemic species records at this stage. The remaining records are currently being reviewed by JNCC and the UKOT Governments and Administrations.
Indicator K3 is currently under development. Work is ongoing to create a species database for the UKOTs that can be used to assess the threatened status of endemic species. This year’s interim publication presents statistics from the initial data collection.
This report may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy in a different or more accessible format, please contact Communications@jncc.gov.uk.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2023·05·01
Farquharson, L.R. & Williams, J. 2023. 25 Year Environmental Plan Outcome Indicator K3: Status of endemic and threatened species in the UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 739, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
Indicator K3 is currently under development. This year’s interim publication presents statistics from initial data collection.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2023·05·19
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