Kent Biodiversity Strategy
Kent Biodiversity 2020 and beyond – a strategy for the natural environment 2015-2025
Action for the natural environment in Kent and Medway will be delivered by many organisations and individuals across all sectors. The Kent Nature Partnership, advised by all partners involved in delivering action, identifies the priorities for the natural environment in Kent and Medway, co-ordinates, facilitates and supports work that contributes to the objectives of the Strategic Framework for the Natural Environment, and ensures that this work is reported to capture the contribution that is being made in Kent and Medway to the England Biodiversity Strategy.
Access the full strategy and targets for all priority habitats here (Kent Biodiversity Strategy PDF).
Kent Biodiversity Opportunity Areas
The 2015 BOA maps can be seen as a spatial reflection of the Kent Biodiversity Strategy. They indicate where the delivery of Kent Biodiversity Strategy targets should be focused in order to secure the maximum biodiversity benefits. The BOA maps also show where the greatest gains can be made from habitat enhancement, restoration and recreation, as these areas offer the best opportunities for establishing large habitat areas and/or networks of wildlife habitats. As such, they will be useful to local planning authorities in the development and delivery of Green Infrastructure and resilient ecological networks . The BOA statement documents will provide guidance on the conservation priorities which should be adopted in each area.
This is the revised set of BOAs Maps and Statement which take into account all the comments made during the consultation period early in 2015 and the findings of the 2012 Kent Habitat Survey. The statements and maps below were approved for publication by the Kent Nature Partnership in August 2015.
Dover & Folkstone Cliffs & Downs
Statement/Map to come