Monday, 20 June 2016

East Devon Pebblebed Heaths - Providing Space for Nature - Biodiversity Audit 2016

The full scale of biodiversity to be found within the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths SSSI has been documented for the first time. Over 3,000 species are listed in a new publication from the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust.
The objective of this study was to collate data on the biodiversity of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), in order to increase understanding of the species it supports and their conservation status. The wildlife value of the Heaths has long been recognised, but there is a need to be able to quantify and articulate more precisely what this value is. This is essential in securing support for the Heaths in the long term, and provides the necessary baseline evidence to improve conservation management decisions.