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Inventory and Assessment of Natural Resources - NR0101

Description
The databases held by the National Environment Research Council and a number of other bodies – principally the National Soil Resources Institute and the British Trust for Ornithology and English Nature – are to be been examined to determine the degree to which they could be used to compile an inventory of UK natural resources and to determine the extent to which this knowledge could be, or is being, used to assess both the state of these resources, and also trends in them and threats to them. The work is an initial contribution to the new Defra initiative on Natural Resource Protection. This is one of a number of Defra initiatives designed to help deliver the UK Government strategy on Sustainable Development. This is set out in the recently published Securing the Future, see website: http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/publications/uk-strategy/uk-strategy-2005.htm .
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final report - shorter version   (379k)
• Final Report : Final Report- full version   (1874k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £78,427
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Keywords
Ecosystem              
Indicators              
Natural Environment              
Services              
Fields of Study
Ecosystems Approach