UK BAP priority fungi species

 

A list of UK BAP priority species was created between 1995 and 1999, and subsequently updated in response to the Species and Habitats Review Report (PDF, 1.3Mb), published in 2007.  UK BAP priority species were those that were identified as being the most threatened and requiring conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).  As a result of devolution, and new country-level and international drivers and requirements, much of the work previously carried out by the UK BAP is now focussed at a country-level rather than a UK-level, and a new 'UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework' has recently (July 2012) been published.  The UK BAP list of priority species, however, remains an important reference source and has been used to help draw up statutory lists of priorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

Non-lichenised fungi

 
The original UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) list of priority species, created between 1995 and 1999, included 12 non-lichenised fungi species for which Species Action Plans (SAPs) existed, and an additional 15 species in a Grouped SAP. In 2007, a review of UK BAP priority species and habitats (PDF, 1.3Mb) was completed, and the revised list contains 77 priority species of non-lichenised fungi (listed here with lichenised fungi).
 
The Fungus Conservation Forum BAP Techical Committee, chaired by Plantlife, was responsible for input of fungal advice to the Priority Species and Habitats Review, which was completed in 2007.
 
 

Lichenised fungi

 
The original UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) list of priority species, created between 1995 and 1999, included 33 lichenised fungi species for which Species Action Plans (SAPs) existed, and an additional 4 species possessing Species Statements. In 2007, a review of UK BAP priority species and habitats (PDF, 1.3Mb) was completed, and the revised list contains 138 priority species of lichenised fungi (listed here with non-lichenised fungi).
 
The British Lichen Society BAP Technical Committee, chaired by JNCC, was responsible for input of lichenological advice to the Priority Species and Habitats Review, which was completed in 2007. It is supported by the British Lichen Society Conservation Committee.
 
The BAP Technical Committee produces species updates on implementation.