Table 4. Effect of ranking assessments when favourable and recovering condition are combined

The table shows the effect of combining favourable assessments with those which are unfavourable-recovering.  This is the status that we should expect to see assuming the management that has been put in place is sustained and is successful (i.e. recovering condition is converted to favourable condition).  However, time will be needed for actions taken to realise their benefit on the ground. The table is ordered, under broad feature category headings, according to the percentage achieving favourable and unfavourable-recovering conditions.  Shaded rows are the same as those in Table 3 to facilitate comparison, and indicate those categories which are above the average percentage in favourable condition for all features combined (56%). 
 
favourable rank favourable
+ recovering rank
reporting category number of
assessments reported
% favourable + recovering
1 1 Reptiles 4 100.0%
16 9 Dragonflies and damselflies 41 85.4%
10 13 Aggregations of non-breeding birds 732 81.3%
30 14 Amphibians 49 79.6%
13 15 Assemblages of breeding birds 180 78.9%
18 16 Mammals 144 77.8%
12 18 Aggregations of breeding birds 760 75.9%
20 20 Other invertebrates 298 75.2%
21 26 Butterflies 91 68.1%
26 27 Flowering plants and ferns 324 67.3%
27 37 Non-flowering plants and fungi 131 59.5%
39 43 Fish 86 37.2%
    Species Total 2840 74.6%
         
5 6 Upland assemblages 55 89.1%
17 11 Lagoons 47 83.0%
11 12 Rocky shores, reefs and caves 46 82.6%
14 17 Sea cliffs 180 76.1%
15 19 Intertidal sands and muds 148 75.7%
23 21 Limestone pavement, inland cliffs and screes 272 73.9%
35 22 Acid grassland - lowland 174 70.1%
37 23 Calcareous grassland - lowland 625 70.1%
24 24 Blanket bogs 222 68.9%
33 25 Neutral grassland 1074 68.2%
19 28 Subtidal sandbanks 9 66.7%
32 29 Broadleaved and mixed woodland 1842 66.3%
44 30 Heathlands - lowland 374 64.4%
31 31 Fens and marshes - upland 114 64.0%
29 32 Dunes, shingle and machair 342 63.7%
25 33 Standing water 513 63.5%
22 34 Saltmarsh 146 63.0%
42 35 Lowland raised bogs 199 62.3%
34 36 Fens and marshes - lowland 789 61.2%
28 38 Coniferous woodland 56 57.1%
41 39 Calcareous grassland - upland 84 53.6%
40 40 Acid grassland - upland 56 51.8%
43 41 Heathlands - upland 195 46.2%
36 42 Montane grasslands and heaths 69 43.5%
38 44 Rivers and streams 89 37.1%
    Habitats Total 7720 65.6%
         
2 2 Volcanic rocks 215 95.3%
3 3 Folds, faults and rock movements 139 93.5%
4 4 Ice Age landforms and sediments 410 90.2%
7 5 Active landforms 225 89.3%
6 7 Fossils 274 87.6%
8 8 Minerals 120 85.8%
9 10 Rock sequences 859 84.5%
    Geology Total 2242 88.1%
         
    Grand Total[1] 12802 71.5%

 

 

[1] Excludes Ramsar features and a few assessments which do not fit into these categories.