Europe: Mapping to inform conservation and habitat restoration

Posted September 2012 By SER

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The latest issue of Science for Environment Policy has highlighted a paper by CEH scientists Dr. Danny Hooftman and Prof James Bullock, "Mapping to Inform Conservation: A case study of changes in semi-natural habitats and their connectivity over 70 years". Their findings have particular relevance as an important first step for those engaged in habitat restoration work at landscape and regional scales. Analyses such as those presented in the paper not only quantify the scale and pattern of habitat loss but are important to inform land-use planning to restore biodiversity.