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25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator K4: Extent of Protected Areas in the UK Overseas Territories 2021

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Abstract

The 25 Year Environment Plan outlines the UK Government’s aspirations to help our environment “regain and retain good health” (Defra 2018). Accompanying the plan is a comprehensive set of 66 indicators – the Outcome Indicator Framework – which will show how the environment is changing and whether our interventions are effective (Defra 2019). Four of these indicators relate to Defra’s international ambitions to reduce the UK’s global footprint and support overseas countries to protect and improve the environment.

The UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) support a highly diverse range of terrestrial and marine species, habitats and ecosystems. Protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures are key tools for conserving this biodiversity, much of which is endemic and globally threatened. 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator K4 measures the extent and condition of terrestrial and marine protected areas in the UKOTs.

While work to progress the protected area condition aspect of this indicator is ongoing, this report presents the results and technical background to JNCC’s work on UKOT protected area extent, accompanying the publication of this interim indicator in the Outcome Indicator Framework 2021 Update report.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·06·01

Citation
Wright, H.L. & Woods, H.J. 2021. 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator K4: Extent of Protected Areas in the UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report No. 679, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator K4 will measure the extent and condition of terrestrial and marine protected areas in the UK Overseas Territories.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·06·11

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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