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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2023. Indicator B5b: Marine pollution 2023


This indicator was not updated in 2023. It was last updated in 2021.

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).

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More information on UK Biodiversity Indicator B5b is available on the UKBI B5b webpage.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·11·14

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK. 2023. UK Biodiversity Indicators 2023.

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

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Metadata date 2023·11·14

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