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Biodiversity Delivery Areas

BioSW worked closely with its Local BAP partnerships (LBPs) and other delivery organisations, local authorities and public bodies to identify Biodiversity Delivery Areas (BDAs). The process was run at a county level, benefiting from local expertise and reflecting local priorities and opportunities. The BDAs were developed to meet the following three key underlying criteria to guide future delivery in these areas:

  • Will the project deliver a priority BAP habitat that the SW is best placed to deliver nationally (i.e. is it a SW responsibility)?
  • How does the proposed initiative contribute to / fit in with delivery of other social and economic 'public goods' in the landscape?
  • How does the proposed initiative address and put into practice climate change adaptation

There are 50 Biodiversity Delivery Areas (BDA) identified in this plan, and an additional 5 cross cutting projects.

The Biodiversity Delivery Areas are presented in two parts:

  • A map which spatially identifies each Biodiversity Delivery Area that will be the focus of delivery effort over the next five years;
  • Detailed information about each Biodiversity Delivery Area including its wildlife interest, the partners already involved in projects and future potential for wildlife and delivery of public benefits. This section will be continuously updated by partners as projects develop.

An interactive version of this map will be available soon.

priority delivery areas for landscape scale conservation in the southwest Large version of the priority delivery areas for landscape scale conservation in the southwest map - 6.6mb 7018 x 4956 pixels