the berkshire 100 > habitats

here is the habitats list that has been considered important by the Wildlife Trusts and other environmental groups to protect and conserve around the county.

the species list

Habitats

Pastures and Meadows

Target - Increase the areas of semi-improved grassland and meadow by 2,00 hectares by 2005 with no further loss of existing species rich habitat.

Chalk Grassland

Target - The area of chalk grassland to be increased by 2,00 hectares by 2005 with no further loss of existing species rich habitat.

Heathland and acid bogs

Target - Increase the area of heathland and bog habitat by 400% by 2005 with no further loss of existing species rich habitat.

Rivers and Wetlands

Target - Increase the area of wetland habitat by 50% by 2005 with no further loss of existing species rich habitat. Ensure that all rivers improve in quality

Intensively farmed land

Target - Adapt farming practice to halt and reverse the decline of farmland species. e.g. Barn owl

Woodland and scrub

Target - Increase the area of broadleaved woodland by 30% by 2010, with no further loss of ancient woodland habitat


note: Conservation targets of the above habitats will be achieved by education, and alternative or more sympathetic methods to land use. New land will be improved for wildlife by local authorities and volunteers groups.