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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator C3a – European habitats 2019

Corporate UK Biodiversity


Updated 5 December 2019

These documents support response indicator C3a. Status of UK habitats of European importance. The documents include a fiche and datasheet.

Member States of the European Union are required to report every 6 years on the conservation status of habitats and species of community interest (listed in the Annexes of the Habitats Directive). These are habitats and species for which the UK has European level conservation responsibilities.

The assessments need to conclude whether each habitat of European importance found in the UK is in a: ‘Favourable’, ‘Unfavourable-Inadequate’, ‘Unfavourable-Bad’ or ‘Unknown’ conservation status. These categories are combined in the indicator as explained in the fiche. This indicator is based on an evaluation of whether the results of the most recent assessment (2019) are better or worse than those for the previous assessments (2007 and 2013).

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.

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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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