The aim of this report is to provide
a first national assessment of ozone risks to Priority Habitats and
Priority Species of vascular plants using currently available data.
The specific objectives are:-
• To summarise the
results of recent studies of the impacts of ozone on nature
conservation (in this case BAP Priority Habitats).
• To undertake a
systematic risk assessment to identify BAP habitats at greatest
risk of impacts of ozone and to assess how this risk might change
in the future.
• To identify cases in
which ozone may adversely affect the achievement of favourable
• To identify key gaps
in knowledge, and priorities in terms of conservation
• To assess how policy
initiatives might mitigate the possible impacts of ozone on
habitats of conservation value in the UK over the next 20-30
We emphasise very strongly that this
report represents an initial assessment of the impacts.