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Space for Nature - Lawton - 2010
State of the UK's Birds 2010 Published
Biodiversity: Assessment confirms EU has missed 2010 target, but important lessons learned
Regional Woodland and Forestry Framework - Implementation Plan 2009-12
One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity
New Framework for delivering the England Biodiversity Strategy
Conserving Biodiversity - The UK Approach
England Biodiversity Strategy - Towards adaptation to climate change
Working with the Grain of Nature - A biodiversity strategy for England
Working with the Grain of Nature - taking it forward
BioSW Briefing Paper on EBS Framework
Section 41 Habitats and Speices List

Space for Nature - Lawton - 2010

England's wildlife sites and ecological networks (pdf)

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State of the UK's Birds 2010 Report

State of the UK's Birds 2010 report

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Biodiversity: Assessment confirms EU has missed 2010 target, but important lessons learned

EU Biodiversity Action Plan Report 2010 (pdf)

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Regional Woodland and Forestry Framework - Implementation Plan 2009-12

The new Implementation Plan for the Regional Woodland and Forestry Framework for 2009-12 (pdf 2.2mb) has now been published. It is also available to view and to download from the Forestry Commission website where you will find background information about the Framework and more detailed tables of the actions headlined in the Plan. As you would expect the plan outlines a number of themed actions to help shape delivery of the Regional Woodland and Forestry Framework - with assigned leads. It's worth noting that the framework has a Nature Conservation section which makes links with BAP delivery and the Regional Delivery Plan for Biodiversity in the South West which is currently being prepared.

The Implementation Plan was formally launched by Nick Hoare, Wessex Regional Director of ConFor, at the South West Woodland Show on Friday 11th September.

For more details about the plan please contact Deborah Elton, Policy Implementation Officer at the Forestry Commission (deborah.elton@forestry.gsi.go.uk).

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One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity

Abstract:
We identified 100 scientific questions that, if answered, would have the greatest impact on conservation practice and policy. Representatives from 21 international organizations, regional sections and working groups of the Society for Conservation Biology, and 12 academics, from all continents except Antarctica, compiled 2291 questions of relevance to conservation of biological diversity worldwide. The questions were gathered from 761 individuals through workshops, email requests, and discussions. Voting by email to short-list questions, followed by a 2-day workshop, was used to derive the final list of 100 questions. Most of the final questions were derived through a process of modification and combination as the workshop progressed. The questions are divided into 12 sections: ecosystem functions and services, climate change, technological change, protected areas, ecosystem management and restoration, terrestrial ecosystems, marine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, species management, organizational systems and processes, societal context and change, and impacts of conservation interventions. We anticipate that these questions will help identify new directions for researchers and assist funders in directing funds.

One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity (pdf 0.2mb)

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New Framework for delivering the England Biodiversity Strategy

The new framework sets out the step change in delivery needed by the biodiversity community to halt the continuing decline of biodiversity. It sets a challenge for all levels involved in biodiversity delivery - from national to local - to ensure focus is firmly fixed on delivery of priorities with agreed accountabilities across organisations. The Framework also confirms the need to move to a landscape scale approach to delivery and a move to integrated habitat and species delivery. On the face of it this may sound like business as usual - but the challenge is to focus on co-ordinated and effective delivery that secures our biodiversity for the future. The Framework recognises the importance of regional and local biodiversity partnerships in delivering the ambitions of the EBS. Download Securing biodiversity: A new framework for delivering priority habitats and species in England (pdf 1.2mb).

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Conserving Biodiversity - The UK Approach

This document sets out the vision and approach to conserving biodiversity within the UK's devolved framework.

Conserving Biodiversity - The UK Approach (PDF 320 kb).

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England Biodiversity Strategy - Towards adaptation to climate change

This report reviews the scientific evidence about climate change and summarises the potential impacts on the biodiversity of England.

England Biodiversity Strategy - Towards adaptation to climate change. (PDF 1.3 mb).

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Working with the Grain of Nature - A biodiversity strategy for England

The England Biodiversity Strategy seeks to ensure biodiversity considerations become embedded in all main sectors of public policy and sets out the changes that are necessary to conserve, enhance and work with the grain of nature and ecosystems rather than against them.

Working with the Grain of Nature - A biodiversity strategy for England. (PDF 1.1 mb).

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Working with the Grain of Nature - taking it forward

This is a report on the first four years of implementation of the England Biodiversity Strategy, Working with the grain of nature.

Working with the Grain of Nature - taking it forward. (PDF 2.5 mb).

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BioSW Briefing Paper on EBS Framework

This brief provides an overview of key highlights from the recently launched 'Securing Biodiversity - A new framework for delivering priority habitats and species in England' for BioSW Steering Group and partners. It provides a brief overview of the salient points, but the published 'Framework' should be consulted for more detail.

BioSW Briefing Paper on EBS Framework (PDF 63kb).

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Section 41 Habitats and Speices List

An update to the NERC S41 habitats and species of principal importance in England has been published. There are now 56 habitats and 943 species on the S41 List. It should be remembered that this list forms the England level cut of the UK BAP list of Priority BAP species and habitats.

Habitats List (PDF 60kb).

Habitats List (PDF 239kb).

Habitats and Species List, searcheable (XLS 134kb).

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