Broad Habitats

Having been tasked with developing the 1994 UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP), the UK Biodiversity Steering Group set about employing a method to classify all UK habitats under threat and in need of action to safeguard their future. The UK BAP refers to two habitat groups: broad habitats and priority habitats.

A UK BAP broad habitat is described in broad terms and can often include a number of UK BAP priority habitats.

In Kent there are 20 UK BAP broad habitat types; 18 of which have one or more UK BAP priority habitats associated with them.

Explore more about the UK BAP broad habitats of Kent, the Kent Biodiversity Partnership's conservation aims for these habitats, and the Kent Habitat Action Plans and UK BAP priority species associated with each.