Which areas of Cornwall are the most important in terms of biodiversity and the provision of key ecosystem services?
The map assigns a relative value to the whole of the Cornish landscape on the basis of habitat biodiversity and key natural benefits and services provided. It includes areas currently benefiting from statutory protection (SSSI, SPA, SAC, local & national nature reserves) and areas without such protection.
Please use it as just a starting point. Among the many natural benefits of the landscape not captured by the map are economic, health and wellbeing benefits. Areas are valued on the basis of existing biodiversity and benefits, these benefits may still be enhanced by further habitat restoration and creation.