Recording and Monitoring


Partners whose activities contribute to the delivery of BAP targets will be requested to report their actions and outcomes using the web-based system known as BARS (Biodiversity Action Reporting System).

The following principles apply*

  1. Progress should be reported at least annually;
  2. Actions and outcomes should only be reported once;
  3. Data should be appropriately spatially-referenced;
  4. Action data should be recorded quantitatively;
  5. Habitat action should be recorded at the priority BAP habitat level;
  6. Losses to habitats and of local species populations should be recorded quantitatively;
  7. Each BARS action must have a nominated individual who is responsible for reporting.

*Taken from Securing Biodiversity: Reporting Guidelines for the England Biodiversity Strategy Consultation Draft, April 2010.

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