Kent Biodiversity Opportunity Areas
The 2015 BOA maps can be seen as a spatial reflection of the Kent Biodiversity Strategy. They indicate where the delivery of Kent Biodiversity Strategy targets should be focused in order to secure the maximum biodiversity benefits. The BOA maps also show where the greatest gains can be made from habitat enhancement, restoration and recreation, as these areas offer the best opportunities for establishing large habitat areas and/or networks of wildlife habitats. As such, they will be useful to local planning authorities in the development and delivery of Green Infrastructure and resilient ecological networks . The BOA statement documents will provide guidance on the conservation priorities which should be adopted in each area.
This is the revised set of BOAs Maps and Statement which take into account all the comments made during the consultation period early in 2015 and the findings of the 2012 Kent Habitat Survey. The statements and maps below were approved for publication by the Kent Nature Partnership in August 2015.
Dover & Folkstone Cliffs & Downs
Statement/Map to come