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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020. Indicator B5b – Marine pollution 2020

Corporate UK Biodiversity

Abstract

These documents support pressure indicator B5b – Marine pollution. The documents include a datasheet.

The indicator shows the combined input of six of the most hazardous substances to the UK marine environment. The indicator is based on levels of five heavy metals (cadmium, mercury, copper, lead and zinc) and one organic compound (lindane). Pollution in the marine environment from these six substances should decrease to levels that are non-detrimental by 2020.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2020·10·15

Citation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2020). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2020.

Lineage
The UK Biodiversity Indicators were first published in 2007. They were created to provide a measure for reporting on the UK’s progress towards meeting international biodiversity goals and targets. The 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 developed in 2010 and 2011.

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 2020·10·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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