Targets for the UK BAP habitats have been set for 2015. In the South East region the Biodiversity Opportunity Areas will be the focus for delivery of these targets. These follow the national format and represent the contribution toward the national targets that we aim to deliver by 2015.
The targets fall into one of four Target Types, maintaining extent, achieving condition, restoration and expansion/creation.
Definitions of target types
Maintaining extent = maintaining the total area covered by the habitat as recorded in the regional BAP habitat inventory.
Achieving condition = maintaining and/or improving the condition of existing BAP habitat through ongoing management and/or one off interventions with long term impact.
Restoration = restoration targets apply to areas of habitat that do not reach the BAP definition but still have some of the species characteristic of that habitat type (the relevant species for each BAP habitat are listed in the BAP habitat definitions).
Expansion or creation = expansion targets apply to areas that do not have species characteristic of the habitat one is trying to create.
2015 Habitat Targets
Please see the attached spreadsheet for the 2015 BAP habitat targets for the South East of England.
These targets are based on the best data available . The gaps in the targets will be filled and existing targets will be reviewed as and when better data is made available. For the county targets follow the links below.
Please follow this link for The UK Biodiversity Action Plan: Highlights from the 2005 reporting round.
The national reporting round for 2008 has recently been completed but the results have not yet been published
Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS)
For BARS reports please see the BARS website.
SEEBF reports on the delivery of SEBS
Reports against the habitat targets will include two elements for each target.
- The area under an appropriate management agreement (e.g. HLS)
The first report following this format has been produced with data dating from the end of 2010 and will be added to the SEEBF website once finalised.
2008 Habitat Reports
In 2008 SEEBF produced reports on a number of key habitats. Please see the following links for details: