UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework
JNCC and Defra (on behalf of the Four Countries' Biodiversity Group)


The Environment Departments of all four governments in the UK work together through the Four Countries Biodiversity Group.  Together they have agreed, and Ministers have signed, a framework of priorities for UK-level work for the Convention on Biological Diversity.  Published on 17 July 2012, the 'UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework' covers the period from 2011 to 2020.   Use the link below to download a copy.

Most work which was previously carried out under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) is now focussed in the countries.  The UK BAP partnership no longer operates. Further information about the country biodiversity strategies can be found through the country-level biodiversity web-page.

Many of the tools developed under UK BAP remain of use, for example, background information about the lists of priority habitats and species, which can be found on the priority species and habitats web-pages.  The lists of priority species and habitats agreed under UK BAP still form the basis of much biodiversity work in the countries.

Additional relevant information, and links to archived material, can be found on the UK BAP web-pages, and on the Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS) website.


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Please cite as: JNCC and Defra (on behalf of the Four Countries' Biodiversity Group). 2012. UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. July 2012.