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Biodiversity action plan

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A biodiversity action plan (BAP) is an internationally recognized program addressing threatened species and habitats and is designed to protect and restore biological systems. The original impetus for these plans derives from the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As of 2009, 191 countries have ratified the CBD, but only a fraction of these have developed substantive BAP documents. The principal elements of a BAP typically include: (a) preparing inventories of biological information for selected species or habitats; (b) assessing the conservation status of species within specified ecosystems; (c) creation of targets for conservation and restoration; and (d) establishing budgets, timelines and institutional partnerships for implementing the BAP. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Action plans
Habitat Action Plans
Species Action Plans
Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Framework
Priority species and habitats
UK BAP priority habitats
UK BAP priority species

This term is used for the following terms: 
Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP)

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