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Prioritisation of surveillance for rare and scarce species using a ‘risk-based’ approach (The UK Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance Strategy) 2009


This document is a decision tool that was produced as part of JNCC’s 2009 UK Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance Strategy. Whilst the strategy has now been superseded, this document may still be useful to refer to.

There are many species that are not well covered by existing large-scale surveillance schemes. Additional surveillance may have to be commissioned in order to fulfil reporting obligations, or more generally to measure their status. With limited numbers of recorders and limited financial resources it is necessary to design this additional surveillance as efficiently as possible, so that species most likely to be declining are surveyed most frequently. This paper was designed as a tool to help those commissioning and designing surveillance prioritise additional surveillance of species using a risk-based approach. In this way surveillance can be implemented where it is most needed in a cost-effective manner. This paper was used to help assess species surveillance needs for UK BAP Priority species and for species included in the Annexes of the Habitats Directive.

Please note, this resource accompanies a series of other resources which together constitute the UK Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance and Monitoring Strategy 2009.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2009··

Report output supporting JNCC's UK Terrestrial Biodiversity Surveillance Strategy

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·04·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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