Major update to habitat reviews

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Tuesday 7 March, 2017, by Harvey Tyler-Walters

We completed a major update to the habitat (biotope) sensitivity reviews this November (2016). There are now 318 biotope sensitivity reviews online. 

The new dataset includes 318 of the ca 400 intertidal and subtidal rock and sediment biotopes in the UK and European (EUNIS) habitat classifications. Existing sensitivity reviews have been updated and new reviews added using the MarESA approach to sensitivity assessment, and over 1,500 items of literature added to the evidence database since the work started in March 2015.

The work was funded by Defra, JNCC, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Government, and Scottish Natural Heritage.