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Delivery Plan



The Biodiversity Delivery Plan
for the East of England is a
call to action for everyone to address the six challenges facing the natural environment.

Designated sites
Core nature areas
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Buffer zones
Links & enlargements
Landscape-scale projects
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A call to action

Challenging targets

Tackling these environmental challenges will not only improve habitats and help retain species, but also support increased prosperity and reinforce the wellbeing of all who live and visit the East of England.

In an effort to reverse the reductions noted in biodiversity, and/or the growing pressures upon it, the Forum is seeking to maintain as well as adopt ambitious targets to create and restore wildlife habitats and secure the integration of species throughout.

Explaining our aspirations
At the heart of the Delivery Plan is this Biodiversity Opportunity map. Displayed here is the revised Opportunity map, introduced in spring 2010. This map was created using level 2 LDU (see Glossary) polygon building blocks, at a more detailed 1:50,000 scale to provide a more appropriate basis for linking to LBAPs and LDFs  (see Glossary) actions.

In effect this new version of the map constitutes a much more refined indication of the situation on the ground and a better base on which to realise the Forum's aspirations.


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In the web pages that follow we unravel this complicated image to illustrate its key components, viz.:

  1. What is currently there (‘Situation’)
  2. What we would like in place (‘Aspirations’)

To examine the Region's environmental components and appreciate which challenges are relevant, just click on the respective spatial category in the key above: