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UK Habitats Classification (UKHab)


UKHab is one of the habitat classification systems that can be used to assess habitat type and condition as part of a ground-truthing exercise, before any NbS interventions go ahead. The UKHab manual contains a description of each habitat found in the UK, including plant species that indicate the habitat type. It also shows which of these are ‘priority habitats’ that should be protected or restored (and not converted to other habitat types). See the Agile ground-truthing guidance document for further details.


Guidance type/project stage

  • Ecosystem creation
  • Implementation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Planning
  • Ecosystem restoration


  • Any ecosystem

Challenges addressed

  • Biodiversity

Source | UKHab

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