Priority species

True Fox-sedge

True Fox-sedge (Carex vulpine)

2025 target

Update monitoring data for this species, with a view to verifying any decline and what management action might…

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Water Vole

Water Vole

2025 target

To retain water vole populations on all known sites and demonstrate progress in assessing county-specific status through encouraging…

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Sandwich Tern, Coquet Island, Northumberland

Sandwich tern

2025 target

To retain the colony of 300 to 500 pairs in the Medway Estuary in the short-term and to…

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Lapwing relaxed, whole frame, Elmley NNR March 2017

Lapwing

2025 target

> 1,000 pairs of breeding lapwing populations.

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European Eel

European Eel

2025 target

Demonstrable progress to silver eel escapement targets in all catchments that we influence; secure access for eel to…

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Polygala Amarella

Dwarf or Kentish Milkwort (Polygala amarella)

2025 target

Mapping and monitoring and action to move towards removal of this species from the brink of extinction by…

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Heath Fritillary, RSPB Blean Woods, Kent

Heath Fritillary

2025 target

Maintain a minimum of 25 interconnected colonies in Kent. Increase the area of suitable interconnected habitat within the…

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Adonis Blue

Adonis Blue

2025 target

To retain Adonis Blue on all known sites and locate more sites, to show an increase in the…

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Adder

Adder

2025 target

Increase by 2.5% per annum in the adder range (number of monads occupied) and overall frequency of recording.

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Swifts, Stodmarsh NNR

Swift

2025 target

To stop the decline of swifts by ensuring that every new house built in Kent contains one swiftbox…

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Nightingale

Nightingale

2025 target

1,450 to 1,550 singing males.

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Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove

2025 target

To maintain the population of turtle doves in the 7 highest priority Turtle Dove Friendly Zones by 2020…

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Shrill Carder Bee

Shrill Carder Bee

2025 target

By 2020, an increase in the distribution of SCB bees in recording hectads (10 km x 10 km)…

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