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Favourable Conservation Status: UK Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies Common Statement 2018

Corporate Protected Areas Habitats Directive Conservation status


The concept of Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) has a foundation in international wildlife conservation. Achievement of FCS for a range of species and natural habitat types is the explicit aim of the EU Habitats Directive.

The UK Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies (SNCBs) have developed a common view on FCS, which is articulated in FCS Statement. The purpose of the statement is to set the concept of FCS in a UK and UK country context; explain the relevance and application of FCS in the UK; and define its contribution to UK nature conservation.

Accompanying the Statement is a diagram which outlines the wider relevance of Favourable Conservation Status by outlinuing how Multilateral Environmental Agreements contribute to FCS

This diagram provides some consideration of the wider legislative, ecological and geographical contexts.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2018··

This statement is primarily about interpreting the concept of FCS in the context of the EU Habitats Directive.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC resourceProvider

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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