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Understanding the status, autecology and taxonomy of UK Biodiversity Action Plan Species: herptiles and freshwater invertebrates - WC0777

Description
A series of projects on three related themes: (1) current status and trends in UKBAP species or habitats which are data-deficient; (2) taking forward work identified as UK needs under the Global Taxonomy Initiative Needs Analysis under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (3) autecological studies of priority species where knowledge of a species’ needs is hampering progress under the Biodiversity Action Plan, with emphasis on the less well-known species.
Objective
In all cases the results will be used to progress the UK Biodiversity Action Plan:

(1) Where lack of basic knowledge of a species or habitat’s current status or distribution or trends in these is hampering progress in their conservation – the benefit will be in knowing where the species or habitat is, and how it is faring, so that it can be conserved.

(2 ) Where lack of knowledge on taxonomy and identification of taxa is hampering progress on their conservation, the benefit will be in assisting the identification of the taxa in order to assist in monitoring their status and trends.
Project Documents
• EXE - Executive Summary : FINAL REPORT WC0777 CR0467 MAIN TEXT   (500k)
• LIT - Literature Review : Annex A   (207k)
• OTH - Other : Annex D   (144k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2011

Cost: £95,019
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Southampton
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
Habitat conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Wildlife Conservation