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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019. Indicator C4b – Species - distribution 2019

Corporate UK Biodiversity


These documents support response indicator: C4b. Status of UK priority species - Distribution. The documents include a fiche, datasheet and technical background document.

This indicator measures change in the number of 1km grid squares across the UK in which priority species were recorded in any given year. This is referred to as the ‘occupancy index’ and is effectively equivalent to changes in the distribution of priority species for which data are available. The indicator will increase when priority species become more widespread on average, and decrease when species becomes less widespread.

This indicator should be read in conjunction with C4a which provides data on those species for which abundance data are available.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·09·05

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK (2019). UK Biodiversity Indicators 2019.

The UK indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data; and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets. Since then the indicators have been refined to improve their relevance/quality, and new indicators developed to fill gaps. In this version of the publication as many as possible of the indicators have been updated with new data. In some cases, however, development work is ongoing, and where this is the case, the work to develop them has been described briefly.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2019·09·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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