Summary results

Summary results from the assessments of conservation status of habitats and species under article 17 of the Habitats Directive
Each of the assessments of conservation status has four parameters – for details of how these have been assessed see the background and conservation status pages. 
JNCC has undertaken some simple analysis of the results.  Three broad themes have been identified in analysing the results of the assessments:
  • Firstly there are gaps in our knowledge in the form of data and understanding.  These are recorded as ‘unknown’ in the assessment conclusions. 
  • The second theme is that considerable progress has been made since the Habitats Directive came into force in 1994, which is reflected in the number of habitats and species that are recorded as being favourable or unfavourable but improving. 
  • Finally, there are those habitats and species which are unfavourable and deteriorating which require additional measures to ensure their long term viability.
A zip file is available below which contains:
  • Excel Spreadsheet of results and some simple analysis
  • Word document with examples of species and habitats which illustrate the themes above
  • Word document with a summary analysis of the results by parameter