The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has commissioned a review of habitat and ecosystem services restoration projects across the UK, to help determine if the UK is on course to meet the 2020 target of maintaining and enhancing ecosystem services and restoring 15% of degraded habitats.
RSK has been appointed by the JNCC, to undertake a review of habitat and ecosystem services restoration activities in the UK. The information collected will help to determine if the UK is on target to reach the 2020 biodiversity target - ‘By 2020, ecosystems and their services are maintained and enhanced by establishing green infrastructure and restoring at least 15% of degraded ecosystems’
The contract has 3 key objectives:
- To consult a wide range of statutory and non-governmental bodies with regard to their involvement in active restoration projects; in order to:
- Collate qualitative and, where possible, quantitative information about these activities in the UK; and
- Present these data in a format allowing further, more detailed interrogation and, potentially, integration with the UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS).