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Greater knapweed Greater knapweed - Credit: Judy Dunford

Biodiversity Action Plan

The Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for the Yorkshire Dales National Park, ‘Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision’ sets out our aspirations for action between 2010 and 2020, aiming to conserve and enhance the biodiversity within the National Park.

LBAP Trends and Status Review

The Local Biodiversity Action Plan Trends and Status Review is the second comprehensive review of progress undertaken by the ‘Nature in the Dales: 2020 Vision’. The first report was published in 2013, this new review builds on this work, covering the period 2013-2016. Only data for the pre-boundary extension area of the National Park has been used, it does not include any records from the parts of Lancashire and Cumbria that were designated as part of the YDNP on 1 August 2016.

It includes the results of an extensive programme of survey and monitoring work, undertaken by many different organisations and individuals since 2010.  This report details the number of actions and targets due to be implemented between 2013 and 2016, summarising the key achievements in delivering the over-arching actions, and determines whether the two primary 2016 objectives have been reached.