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UK Terrestrial & Freshwater Habitat Descriptions 2015


Available here are a series of informal habitat descriptions for a number of terrestrial and freshwater habitat types found in the UK, including:

  • Coastal habitats
  • Freshwater habitats
  • Lowland grassland habitats
  • Lowland heathland habitats;
  • Lowland Wetland Habitats;
  • Upland Habitats.

The descriptions include information on the habitat’s characteristics, extent & distribution, pressures & threats, condition, protection, and management.

This information was previously available as a series of webpages, which can be accessed through The National Archives website. It is provided here for background information, but please be aware that much of the information is historic and therefore does not necessarily represent the most up-to-date state of knowledge

Please note that, given the age of the material, some of the links (particularly to external websites) may no longer work.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015··

Informal descriptions of various habitat types found the UK, previously published as a series of webpages.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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