Definition of Favourable Conservation Status for wet woodland.

Published online
30 Aug 2023
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Natural England
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This document outlines the concept of "favourable conservation status" for wet woodland in England. Favourable conservation status signifies a thriving habitat that is expected to continue thriving sustainably in the future. The definition is based on ecological evidence related to wet woodlands and focuses on three key parameters: natural range and distribution, extent, and the quality of habitat structure and function. The document provides a concise definition of favourable conservation status, describes the habitat and its context, explains the parameters used, presents the evidence considered, and offers conclusions on favourable values. However, it does not include specific action plans, which will be presented separately in strategy documents. For a more detailed understanding, the guidance document "Defining Favourable Conservation Status in England" elaborates on Natural England's approach to this concept.

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