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   Refined biodiversity opportunity map
   New habitat targets
   Species target development
   2010 Year of Biodiversity
   Newsletter Oct-'10-Jan-'11 (PDF 520Kb)
   Newsletter Jul-Sep 2010 (PDF 660Kb)
   Newsletter Apr-Jun 2010 (doc 4.2mb)

2011 to 2020 is the International Decade on Biodiversity and EEBF has signed up to be a partner.
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   Delivery Plan Action Tables
   Case Studies
   Previous Web Pages

In this section of the site you will find a useful glossary, the action plans for each of the six delivery plan challenges, an archive of Forum minutes, a library of useful reports and literature, plus case studies, reports on projects and a cache of old website pages for reference purposes.


AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
EH English Heritage
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ERPHO Eastern Region Public Health Observatory
FC Forestry Commission
FWAG Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
GI Green infrastructure
GO-East Government Office for the East of England
GSE Green Space East
HAP Habitat Action Plan
HLS Higher Level Stewardship
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Landscape-scale A ‘big-country’ approach to the creation of GI assets.
LAs Local Authorities
LBAPs Underpinning regional BAPs are more local plans, known as Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs). These plans represent the policy backdrop to enable county-level and local organisations to direct action to the habitats and species that are threatened and need most help in the UK. At the local level, biodiversity partnerships have developed their own biodiversity action plans setting out what is needed to deliver both national and local priorities. To date hundreds of LBAPs have been adopted in the East of England. This acronym is also used to refer to Local Biodiversity Action Plan Partnerships.
LDF Local Development Framework
LDU Landscape Description Units. The original 'Opportunity' map was based on level 1 building blocks that equate to a 1: 250,000 scale. The new refined map exploits a level 2 building block to a scale of 1: 50,000
LDVs Local Delivery Vehicles
LRCs Local Records Centres
LSPs Local Strategic Partnerships
Maintain habitat: Ensure there is no loss in current habitat resource or quality, and that the physical processes required to maintain the habitats are operating.
MCS Marine Conservation Society
MFA Marine and Fisheries Agency
MMO Marine Management Organisation
MPA Marine Protected Areas
NBIS Norfolk Biological Information Services
NBN National Biodiversity Network
‘Networking nature’ The harnessing of local conservation activity to exploit functional linkages to create a more strategic interconnected landscape.
NE Natural England
NFU National Farmers Union
NGOs Non-governmental organisations, including Buglife,
Froglife, Plantlife, The Wildlife Trusts, NT, RSPB, WT
NHS National Health Service
NI 197 National Indicator on Local Wildlife Sites
NNR National Nature Reserve
NT National Trust
Ofwat Office of Water Services
PCT Primary Care Trust
PR09 Periodic Review 2009
RBMP River Basin Management Plans
Restore habitat: Restoration of those area of a habitat that are deemed degraded in quality to return them to good condition, through positive management and/r cessation of damaging processes.
ROWIP Rights of Way Improvement Plan
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RSS Regional Spatial Strategy
RWS Regional Woodland Strategy
SAP Species Action Plan
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SMP Shoreline Management Plan
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
SUDS Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes
WT Woodland Trust
ANGSt Access to Natural Greenspace Standards
BAP: Biodiversity Action Plan. In 1994 the UK launched its Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) as the first formal step towards implementation of CBD. In 2002 the England Biodiversity Strategy duly followed. Now the UK BAP comprises Species Action Plans (SAP’s) and Habitat Action Plans (HAP’s), all aimed at conserving and enhancing our most threatened biodiversity.
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BC Butterfly Conservation
BERR Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Biodiversity: The sheer variety of life forms, encompassing all flora, fauna and even micro-organisms. Biodiversity is found in all parts of the environment - both rural and urban. From parks, community greenspaces and Local Nature Reserves to large-scale land and seascapes. Biodiversity provides us with a vital and vigorous resource from which we can all benefit.

It has been alleged that biodiversity is much less rich than 50 years ago and remains under pressure from a wide range of threats – from local intensification of pressures on land, to global climate change.
Biological Diversity:  Following the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992 the UK, along with another 150 other signatories, ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This was the world’s first treaty providing a legal framework for biodiversity conservation.

BTCV British Trust for Conservation Volunteers
BTO British Trust for Ornithology
BWEA British Wind Energy Association
CAMS Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CEFAS Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
CHaMPS Coastal Habitat Management Plan prepared forSAC/SPA/
RAMSARsites to quantify predicted habitat changes and recommend preventative/offsetting measures
CLA Country Land and Business Association
Coastal squeeze The situation when valuable salt marsh and mudflat habitats, with their associated species, are squeezed between rising sea levels and man-made defences, resulting in the gradual loss of these habitats, as they are unable to migrate landward in response to the changing sea levels.
Create habitat: Increase area of the habitat beyond its current extent. This includes the creation of lost habitat in areas where it formerly occurred. Wherever possible, habitat expansion should aim to link or extend existing areas of that particular habitat type.
CWS/Local Wildlife Sites County Wildlife Sites
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
EA Environment Agency
Ecosystems The interlocking nature of biodiversity along with land and soil, water and air. In effect the quality of biodiversity, both in terms of species and their habitats, determines the health of the natural world’s ecosystems.

An ecosystem’s strength is important, as robust systems deliver more services. For instance, flood attenuation occurs naturally in the floodplains where river systems have remained untouched. Thus protection of biodiversity aids the overall resilience of ecosystems, which duly offer more protection to society.

Ecosystem services: This refers to qualitative functions of natural non-produced assets of land, water and air (including related ecosystems) and their biota. There are three basic types of environmental services:
(a) disposal services, which reflect the functions of the natural environment as an absorptive sink for residuals,
(b) productive services, which arise from the economic advantages derived through natural resource inputs and space for production and consumption, and
(c) consumer or consumption services which provide for physiological as well as recreational and related needs of human beings
EEBF East of England Biodiversity Forum
EEDA East of England Development Agency
EELF East of England Landscape Forum
EELGA East of England Local Government Association

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Delivery Plan Action Tables

    Challenge 1 - Click here to view action plan pdf
    Challenge 2 - Click here to view action plan pdf
    Challenge 3 - Click here to view action plan pdf
    Challenge 4 - Click here to view action plan pdf
    Challenge 5 - Click here to view action plan pdf
    Challenge 6 - Click here to view action plan pdf

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    7 October 2014 (pdf, 191kb)
    8 July 2014 (pdf, 192kb)
    8 July 2014 Local Food document (pdf, 556kb)
    25 March 2014 (pdf, 294kb)
    8 October 2013 (pdf, 187kb)
    3 July 2013 (pdf, 463kb)
    19 March 2013 (pdf, 215kb)
    11 October 2012 (pdf, 28kb)
    3 July 2012 (doc, 34kb)
    25 November 2011 (pdf, 26kb)
    21 July 2011 (pdf, 12kb)
    7 April 2011 (doc, 34kb)
    3 February 2011 (doc, 23kb)
    14 October 2010 (doc, 54kb)
    23rd July 2010 (doc, 43kb)
    21st April 2010 (doc, 54kb)
    28th Jan 2010 (doc, 39kb)
    22 Oct 2009 (doc, 794kb)
    30 July 2009 (doc, 52kb)
    28 April 2009 (doc, 34kb)
    April 2009 (doc, 34kb)
    16 March 2009 (doc, 28kb)
    11 March 2009 (doc, 38kb)
    2 Feb 2009 (doc, 36kb)
    22 Jan 2009 (doc, 37kb)
    Jan 2009 (doc, 92kb)
    18 Dec 2008 (doc, 36kb)
    6 Oct 2008 (doc, 47kb)
    Oct 2008 (doc, 78kb)
    24 July 2008 (doc, 41kb)
    July 2008 (doc, 61kb)
    24 April 2008 (doc, 338kb)
    10 April 2008 (doc, 26kb)
    April 2008 (doc, 70kb)
    24 Jan 2008 (doc, 37kb)
    10 Jan 2008 (doc, 35kb)
    18 Oct 2007 (doc, 329kb)
    1 Oct 2007 (doc, 338kb)
    Aug 2007 EofEWorkplandraft (xls, 22kb)
    14 Jun 2007 (doc, 34kb)
    1 Jun 2007 (doc, 29kb)
    17 April 2007 (doc, 37kb)
    3 April 2007 (doc, 52kb)
    27 Feb 2007 (doc, 72kb)
    5 Feb 2007 (doc, 380kb)
    5 Feb 2007-LBAPs (doc, 45kb)
    7 Nov 2006 (doc, 325kb)
    1 Aug 2006 (doc, 325kb)
    9 May 2006 (doc, 328kb)
    14 Feb 2006 (doc, 324kb)
    13 Dec 2005 (doc, 351kb)
    4 Oct 2005 (doc, 347kb)
    2 Sep 2005 (doc, 329kb)

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    Planting Trees to Protect Water (pdf 809kb)
    Stemming the Flow (pdf 1.1mb)
    NCAs Maulden Wood (pdf 3.5mb)
    Developing the Ecological Evidence Base (pdf 4.6mb)
    BS42020 (pdf 14kb)
    Ancient Woodland Standing Advice (pdf 220kb)
    LNP Engagement Maps (pdf 820kb)
    Grants Flyer (pdf 3.9mb)
    Woodland Update EEBF_Oct 2014 (pdf 3.8mb)
    SBP report 29 Sep 14 (pdf 1.3mb)
    Deer Tagging Project July 2014 (pdf 193kb)
    EEBF 24.3.14 catchment partnership (pptx 2.4mb)
    SBP Moving Forward March 2014 (pdf 203kb)
    Oak processionary moth (OPM) (pdf 2.5mb)
    Birmingham Tree Bond 001.jpg (jpeg 252kb)
    Birmingham Tree Bond 002.jpg (jpeg 266kb)
    Woodland potential calc oct 2012.pdf (pdf 1.75mb)
    LVRPA presentation oct 2012.pdf (pdf 416kb)
    IPF EEBF presentation oct 2012.pdf (pdf 205kb)
    Fens_Plan_Final_Report (with maps) (pdf 8.75mb)
    Fens Proposed Enhanced Ecological Network A3 FINAL (pdf 6.8mb)
    Fens Proposed Enhanced Ecological Network A0 FINAL (pdf7.2mb)
    Fens Biodiversity Audit DRAFT (pdf 6.3mb)
    Project 1 Improving Data Final Report (pdf 650kb)
    Project 1 Improving Data Final Report Appendices (pdf 815kb)
    Project 2 Advocacy Final project report (pdf 400kb)
    Project 2 Advocacy Final Project Report Appendices (pdf 700kb)
    Anglian RBP Detailed Comments from the EEBF (doc, 63kb)
    Biodiversity Audit 2002 (pdf, 789kb)
    Biodiversity Funding (ppt, 219kb)
    Cambridge NERC Handouts (pdf, 4mb)
    Conference Individual Actions (doc, 66kb)
    Defining Networking Nature Schemes (doc, 1.8mb)
    Delivering Natural Development Solutions (ppt, 98kb)
    EEBDF (pdf, 330kb)
    EEBF Constitution-Terms of Ref (doc, 610kb)
    EofEngland Biodiversity Data Needs Report (pdf, 2mb)
    EofEngland Biodiversity Network Report (pdf, 1.8mb)
    Final EEBF Response to EEIP (doc, 43kb)
    Habitat Targets 1996-2010 (pdf, 1.4mb)
    LUC Biodiversity Condition Report (March'09) (pdf, 4.3mb)
    Meeting Water Supply Needs (ppt, 3.6mb)
    Securing Biodiversity (pdf, 1.2mb)
    The EofEngland and EEDA (ppt, 2mb)
    Wild Ideas for the Eastern Region (ppt, 4mb)
    Wild Ideas Word for Word Report (doc, 1.8mb)
   Cranfield_RSPB_Fenland peat assessment_Final 2009 (doc, 2.5mb)

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Case Studies

    Appendix 2-RSPB-Minsmere-profile.doc
    Appendix 3 South Lincolnshire RSPB Reserves.doc
    Appendix 4 Visitor Data Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.doc
    Appendix 4-case-study-seaeagles-Mull.doc
    Appendix 5-case-study-redkites.doc
    Appendix 6-case-study-osprey.doc
    Appendix 7 Titchwell RSPB Reserve Visitor & Employment Data.doc
    Appendix 7-case-studies-seabirds.doc
    Appendix 8 Cley Marshes Reserve Visitor & Employment Data.doc
    Appendix 8-importance-birdwatching.doc
    Appendix 9 NT North Norfolk Reserves Visitor Data.doc
    Appendix 9-Norfolk-coast-partnership-study.doc
    Appendix 10 Economic Impacts of Visitor Spending Freiston Shore.doc
    Appendix 11 Economic Potential at Frampton.doc
    Appendix 18 Norfolk Coast Partnership Study (2006).doc

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    Essex Healthy Headwaters River Restoration Project (pdf 3.69mb)
    IBDA - Integrated Biodiversity Delivery Areas
        What are IDBAs for_v4 (2)cooms note Jan 2010 (docx 162kb)
        EBG-10-06 Identification and development of IBDAs (doc 159kb)
        IBDA 2nd Comms note (pdf 1.8mb)

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Previous Web Pages

        Original biodiversity map
        Habitat Targets 1996-2010 (doc 159kb)


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