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Review of marine biodiversity assessment obligations in the UK. Part II: Identifying similarities and differences between marine biodiversity assessment obligations 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Pressures Seabed Habitats and Geology UK Biodiversity 497 Biodiversity Ecosystem assessment Environmental policy Policy

Abstract

This paper is Part II of a series that investigates and analyses several national and international legislative and policy instruments, including obligations to assess biodiversity in both Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the wider environment. Part I is a detailed review and summarises the assessment requirements of each instrument against a standard framework covering 14 aspects (e.g. geographic scope, assessment criteria). The information collated and summarised in Part I is used to identify areas of similarity and difference between obligations in the present paper. Part II is structured around the standard framework which was used in Part I to summarise the assessment obligations.

Parts I and II together act as reference documents for JNCC, and more widely, to aid the understanding of the overall requirements for marine biodiversity assessment and reporting. They also begin to build a detailed understanding of the relationships between assessment obligations for each of the legislative and policy instruments.

Accompanying Part II of the report are the following documents:

  • Table 6: Comparison of listed species (showing how various species are listed under multiple instruments (and also where there are listings under only a single obligation).
  • Map showing the relationship between different boundaries used under national and international obligations at an EU scale.
  • Map showing the relationship between different boundaries used under national and international obligations at a UK scale.

Please note, these documents were produced prior to the launch of JNCC's new website. Whilst every effort has been made to redirect material to the relevant content on the new website, some of the links within these documents may no longer work.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2014·03·01

Citation
Hinchen, H. 2014. Review of marine biodiversity assessment obligations in the UK. Part II: Identifying similarities and differences between marine biodiversity assessment obligations. JNCC Report No. 497 (Part II), JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report investigates and analyses several national and international legislative and policy instruments, including obligations to assess biodiversity in both Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the wider marine environment.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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