The biodiversity metric 2.0

Closed 29 Feb 2020

Opened 29 Jul 2019


Natural England has been working with Government and other stakeholders to update and improve the 2012 Defra biodiversity metric for measuring biodiversity losses and gains. This updated metric is called the biodiversity metric 2.0 and it supersedes and replaces that earlier Defra biodiversity metric. Biodiversity metric 2.0 can be used to calculate a biodiversity baseline and to forecast biodiversity losses and gains (on-site or off-site) resulting from development or land management changes.

Why your views matter

The biodiversity metric 2.0 has been published by Natural England as a beta test version for comment and feedback. This survey is designed to help capture feedback and comments on biodiversity metric 2.0 in order to inform a further revision. This survey will remain 'live' until the end of February 2020. The metric will then be further updated (as needed) in 2020. This survey builds on the questions asked about the proposed approach set out for biodiversity metric 2.0 that was published at the end of November 2018 in support of Defra's net gain consultation.

What happens next

Please provide your feedback as soon as possible. Responses received to the survey questions will be used to inform any revisions or changes to the draft biodiversity metric 2.0. This revision will be undertaken early in 2020 and published later that year.


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