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Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


  • E-learning Module Introduction to Biodiversity

    This module explains the principles and benefits of Biodiversity, and explains the opportunities for enhancing wildlife in the built environment

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  • Web link Biodiversity Action Plans - Overview

    The UK Biodiversity Action Plan forms part of the UK's commitment to Biodiversity conservation under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity.

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  • Video Biodiversity: A Contractor's View

    Peter Johnson, Environmental Manager at Kier Group, talks about the benefits biodiversity can have on the community, and how construction projects can positively impact local...

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  • Document / Presentation UK Biodiversity Indicators in Your Pocket 2017

    A set of biodiversity indicators for the UK. The indicators show changes in aspects of biodiversity such as the population size of important species or the area of land managed...

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  • Web link Ecological surveying - an overview

    An overview of tasks that are undertaken during and ecological survey. Click the "Habitat & Vegetation Surveys", "Protected Species & Fauna Surveys" and "Ecological Impact Surveys"...

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  • Web link CIRIA's BIG Challenge

    The BIG Challenge of 'do one thing' invites you to add one new biodiversity enhancement to your construction site, development or existing building.

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  • Document / Presentation Biodiversity 2020: A strategy for England's wildlife and ecosystem services

    Its mission to halt overall biodiversity loss, support healthy well-functioning ecosystems, and establish coherent ecological networks, with more and better places for nature...

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  • Video Ecosystem Services

    Video introducing and providing some basics on ecosystem services.

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  • Video Put a value on Nature! TED Talk

    TED Talk from Pavan Sukhdev exploring the value of ecosystem services, and the fact that mother nature's accounts department hasn't started issuing invoices yet!

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  • Video What is Natural Capital and why is it so important

    Video providing an introduction to Natural Capital from the IUCN

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  • Video M&S' Greenest Store: Cheshire Oaks

    When building Cheshire Oaks, Marks & Spencer's greenest store, they aimed to improve existing and create new habitats to encourage an increase in biodiversity.

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  • Document / Presentation Smart guide to biodiversity in planning and development

    Free of Charge short guide to BS 42020:2013 above.

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  • Video What is biodiversity offsetting?

    Video providing an introduction to the concept of biodiversity offsetting.

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  • Video Biodiversity in Wales

    Overview of this issue in Wales

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  • Document / Presentation Biodiversity Net Gain – Good Practice Principles for Development

    CIRIA, CIEEM and IEMA have developed the first UK principles on good practice to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain. These principles provide a framework that helps improve the UK’s...

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Intermediate


  • Web link UK National Ecosystem Assessment

    The first analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity

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  • Document / Presentation Phase 1 Habitat surveying - Introduction

    Guidebook on how to conduct a Phase 1 habitat classification and associated field survey in order to record semi-natural vegetation and other wildlife habitats

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  • Web link Biodiversity Conservation - UK Legislation summary

    Click the "UK Legislation" link to the left of the web page to read an overview of primary UK wildlife legislation

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  • Web link UK Government Environmental Guidance - Ecosystem Services

    UK Government guidance on ecosystem services

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  • Video Natural Capital & Ecosystem Services

    Video which provides an introduction to Natural Capital from the Natural Capital Project

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  • Web link What is Natural Capital? Infographic

    Can't see the wood from the trees? This infographic illustrates the economic benefits of wood compared to those that are gained from trees.

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  • Video Mainstreaming Natural Capital into Decision Making

    Video from Professor Gretchen Daily exploring how Natural Capital can, and needs to become part of mainstream business decision making.

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  • Video The importance of reconnecting our cities to nature

    TED talk explaining the importance of connecting our cities and urban environment with nature.

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  • Web link Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

    The goal of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their...

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Advanced


  • Web link Biodiversity Conservation - Habitat and Species Action Plans

    An introduction to Species and Habitat Action Plans - subsections of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan

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  • Document / Presentation National Planning Policy Framework

    UK government document setting out government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

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  • Web link Species protection and legislation

    A summary of UK legal protection for wildlife, broken down into plants, animals and birds.

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  • Document / Presentation Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 2020 and the Aichi Targets

    The Strategic Plan serves as a flexible framework for the establishment of national and regional targets and it promotes the coherent and effective implementation of the three...

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  • Document / Presentation Making Space for Nature: a review of England's wildlife sites and ecological network

    An independent review of England's wildlife sites and the connections between them, with recommendations to help achieve a healthy natural environment that will allow our plants...

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  • Tool UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS)

    A web based information system to support the conservation community. It highlights where practical action is in place to benefit important habitats and species as well as generates...

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  • Web link UK Protected sites

    Information relating to all types of UK protected sites including those of European importance- Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC).

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  • Web link Working with Wildlife - Species Briefing Sheets for reptiles, water vole, great crested newts, dormice and bats

    Provides background information on ecological aspects of the construction industry including detailed information on protected species.

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  • Web link Ecosystem Services JNCC

    Ecosystem Services summary from the JNCC

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  • Document / Presentation Valuing our life support systems 2014

    Report which summarises the Natural Capital Initiative's key messages to business leaders, researches and policy makers regarding the valuation of the earth's life support systems.

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  • Document / Presentation Design For Biodiversity

    A summary of some of key considerations when designing for biodiversity on developments and in more urban environments

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Expert


  • Document / Presentation Global Biodiversity Outlook 3

    The flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It summarizes the latest data on status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions for the future strategy...

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  • Document / Presentation State of Nature 2016

    A report providing the most comprehensive assessment to date of biodiversity in the UK.

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  • Document / Presentation The value of the worlds ecosystem services and natural capital

    Paper exploring the true value of ecosystem services and natural capital

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  • Video Ecosystem economics - can we put a price on nature?

    Debate run by the Natural History Museum discussing in details the key issues on ecosystem services, from a market value perspective.

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  • Document / Presentation Towards a global map of natural capital: key ecosystem assets

    UNEP report exploring global natural capital and ecosystem assets.

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  • Document / Presentation Biodiversity Offsetting in England Green Paper

    A consultation document published on 5 September 2013. Sets out options for the Government's proposed biodiversity offsetting system.

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