Background and rationale
There is a wealth of conservation work being undertaken by statutory bodies, charities, non-governmental organisations and others across the county but to date, there hasn’t been a comprehensive, or easily accessible, means of documenting it.
In 2017 Kent Wildlife Trust embarked upon a collaborative project with the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre, the Environment Agency and Kent Nature Partnership to develop a map-based tool to do just that. During 2020 as part of the Nature's Sure Connected project, the tool has been updated to add extra functionality to allow it to be the main way data is gathered to inform county-wide reporting on the area of land in conservation management, vital to feed into Kent's Biodiversity and Environment Strategies, Single Data List 160 (the proportion of Local Wildlife Sites in management) and State of Nature in Kent reporting.
Kent’s Conservation Landscape Tool allows anyone to view the patchwork of projects currently underway across the county and aims to enable those delivering these projects to better understand what kindred organisations are currently working on as well as highlighting future opportunities for collaboration. It is hoped that this new resource, which will be periodically updated to reflect the inception of new projects, will assist in achieving the bigger, better, more joined-up landscape that we are all working towards.
It’s very easy to start exploring Kent’s Conservation Landscape, simply click the button below to be taken through to the app.
For further information on State of Nature in Kent reporting please contact Alana Skilbeck
Want to know more?
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