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Nature Conservation: Maps

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 64896, tabled on 25 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how he plans to ensure that the national habitat map for England is (a) accurate and (b) comprehensive.

Answered on

30 June 2020

My officials are currently planning for how to deliver this new duty. We wish to make the best use of recent advances in satellite imagery, increased computational power and ground survey including using citizen scientists, to deliver a good standard of National Habitat Map (NHM).

We intend to bid for further resources to deliver the NHM as part of an extensive science assessment programme in the planning round for next year.

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