Priority Species

UK BAP priority species are...

Plants and animals, globally threatened and/or rapidly declining in the UK (by more than 50% in the last 25 years).

In 2007 there were 382 UK BAP priority species. Each has its own UK Species Action Plan (SAP) which identifies what needs to be done to reverse its rapid decline in number.

In Kent, there were 85 UK BAP priority species recorded in the Kent Red Data Book, 2000.

Due to the publication in 2008 of the new UKBAP List of Priority Species, we now have a revised list of UKBAP species present in Kent:

Kent BAP Species List (PDF)
This list was put together in October 2009 by the Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre and the interactive table below will be gradually updated.

The new UKBAP List of Priority Species and Habitats is available here.

The safeguarding of protected species is not a topic covered here in detail. To find out more, either refer to the specific legislation or download a copy of Supplementary Planning Guidance for Biodiversity Conservation (PDF) for an overview.

↓ Amphibians

Amphibians -

Bufo calamita
Natterjack Toad - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Triturus cristatus
Great Crested Newt - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

↓ Ants

Ants -

Formica rufibarbis
Red-Barbed Ant
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Bees/Wasps

Bees/Wasps -

Andrena gravida
Banded Mining Bee
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombus humilis
Carder Bumblebee
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombus ruderatus
Large Garden Bumblebee
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombus subterraneus
Short-Haired Bumblebee
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombus sylvarum
Shrill Carder Bumblebee
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Cerceris quadricincta
A Solitary Wasp
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Cerceris quinquefasciata
A Solitary Wasp
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Chrysis fulgida
Ruby-Tailed Wasp
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Evagetes pectinipes
A Spider-Hunting Wasp
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Nomada ferruginata
A Cuckoo Bee
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Beetles

Beetles -

Amara strenua
A Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Anisodactylus poeciloides
A Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Cryptocephalus coryli
Hazel Pot Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Harpalus cordatus
A Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Harpalus parallelus
A Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Lionychus quadrillum
A Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Panagaeus cruxmajor
Crucifix Ground Beetle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Birds

Birds -

Alauda arvensis
Skylark
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Caprimulgus europaeus
Nightjar
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Carduelis cannabina
Linnet
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Miliaria calandra
Corn Bunting
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Muscicapa striata
Spotted Flycatcher
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Passer montanus
Tree Sparrow
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Perdix perdix
Grey Partridge
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bullfinch
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Streptopelia turtur
Turtle Dove
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Turdus philomelos
Song Thrush
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

↓ Bugs

Bugs -

Orthotylus rubidus
Plant Bug
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Butterflies

Butterflies -

Boloria euphrosyne
Pearl-Bordered Fritillary
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Hesperia comma
Silver-Spotted Skipper
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Lysandra bellargus
Adonis Blue
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Mellicta athalia
Heath Fritillary
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Crustaceans

Crustaceans -

Austropotamobius pallipes
Freshwater White-Clawed Crayfish - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Gammarus insensibilis
Lagoon Sand Shrimp
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Fish

Fish -

Alosa alosa
Allis Shad - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Alosa fallax fallax
Twaite Shad - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

↓ Flowering Plants

Flowering Plants -

Carex vulpina
True Fox-Sedge
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Centaurea cyanus
Cornflower
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Crepis foetida
Stinking Hawk's-Beard
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Dianthus armeria
Deptford Pink
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Filago pyramidata
Broad-Leaved Cudweed
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Galeopsis angustifolia
Red Hemp-Nettle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Gentianella anglica
Early Gentian
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Ranunculus tripartitus
Three-Lobed Water-Crowfoot - EC (Habitats)
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Scandix pecten-veneris
Shepherd's Needle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Sium latifolium
Great Water-Parsnip
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

↓ Fungi

Fungi -

Battarraea phalloides
Sandy Stiltball
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Boletus satanus
Devil's Bolete
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Hericium erinaceum
Bearded Tooth
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Hygrocybe calyptriformis
Pink Waxcap
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Grasshoppers/Crickets

Grasshoppers/Crickets -

Decticus verrucivorus
Wart-Biter Bush Cricket
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Lichens

Lichens -

Lecanactis hemisphaerica
Churchyard Lecanactis
WCA8 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Mammals

Mammals -

Arvicola terrestris
Water Vole
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Lepus europaeus
Brown Hare
UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Lutra lutra
European Otter - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Muscardinus avellanarius
Dormouse - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan
Species Fact Sheet

Pipistrellus pipistrellus and Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Pipistrelle Bat - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Molluscs

Molluscs -

gmentina nitida
Shining Ram's-Horn Snail
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Vertigo moulinsiana
Desmoulin's Whorl Snail - EC (Habitats)
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Mosses

Mosses -

Atrichum angustatum
Lesser Smoothcap
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bryum warneum
Sea Bryum
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Fissidens exiguus
Tiny Fern-Moss
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Seligeria calycina
English Rock-Bristle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Weissia squarrosa
Spreading-Leaved Beardless-Moss
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Moths

Moths -

Aspitates gilvaria
Straw Belle
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Calophasia lunula
Toadflax Brocade
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Catocala promissa
Light Crimson Underwing
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Catocala sponsa
Dark Crimson Underwing
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Hadena albimacula
White-Spot
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Hydraecia osseola
Marsh Mallow Moth
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Idaea ochrata
Bright Wave
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Jodia croceago
Orange Upperwing
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Moma alpium
Scarce Merveille du Jour
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Siona lineata
Black Veined Moth
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

Thetidia smaragdaria
Essex Emerald
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Reptiles

Reptiles - Causative

Lacerta agilis

Sand lizard -
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ True Flies

True Flies -

Asilus crabroniformis
Hornet Robber-Fly
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombylius discolor
Dotted Bee-Fly
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Bombylius minor
Heath Bee-Fly
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Lipsothrix nervosa
A Cranefly
UK BAP Species Action Plan

Dorycera graminum
Picture-Winged Fly
UK BAP Species Action Plan

↓ Worms

Worms -

Hirudo medicinalis
Medicinal Leech - EC (Habitats)
WCA5 UK BAP Species Action Plan