Biodiversity News and Consultation on Indicators

Closes 11th November 2011.

Defra has recently published Biodiversity 2020 – a new strategy paper for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services. The document sets out the Government’s approach to halting the decline in biodiversity over the next decade on land (including freshwater systems) and sea, building on the Natural Environment White Paper and taking into account our international biodiversity commitments.

In addition a consultation is taking place on a new set of indicators to measure progress on Biodiversity 2020. The consultation is in the form of a technical discussion paper and invites comments on the scope and detail of the indicators.  http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/2011/08/19/biodiversity-2020/

Last but not least, a report on the Economic Valuation of the Benefits of Ecosystem Services Delivered by the UK Biodiversity Action Plan has been published.

All the above documents – and more – can be accessed at Defra’s biodiversity pages

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