The Life Map and the Sustainable Life Indicators are provided to enhance the quality of people’s lives by providing information simply and sequentially about the things that really matter in life. THE LIFE MAP shows information simply and sequentially at national, county and community level (10km x 10km grid squares) to present awareness material for individuals, families and society.
The Life Map contains information about the SUSTAINABLE LIFE INDICATORS that are the things that really matter in life and does so in a manner that enables engagement, assessment of performance and the acknowledgement of improvement & success.
‘THE LIFE MAP’ and the ‘SUSTAINABLE LIFE INDICATORS’ are trademarks of the charity Redlist Revival and provide a unique combination for linking data throughout society whereby individual and collective actions become significant. They have been created for the benefit of the public.
Simple and Sequential Information
The Life Map provides information sequentially: globally, nationally, locally and for each community. The Life Map allows information about the human population to be presented in a standard format. It provides the framework for the Sustainable Life Indicators and other related data layers so that they can be assessed and synchronised for the first time.
Direct and Indirect Features
The Sustainable Life Indicators are divided into those features that compete for physical resources and those that do not compete for physical resources. The features that compete for physical resources have a direct influence on populations of wildlife, whilst the features that do not compete for physical resources have an indirect influence. The Sustainable Life Indicators provide the platform to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Species Status and Performance
The first material has been produced for bird species. The documents have been produced in association with the British Trust for Ornithology using data from the Breeding Bird Survey. The Indicator lists the species with indices for each of the six broad habitats that cover the United Kingdom. It also highlights the priority species within each index and performance thresholds so that success can be identified, acknowledged and celebrated.
The Indicator is available for each county so that landholders are aware of the potential of their habitat – locally and within their community – and can engage in the benchmarking process to help manage populations for today and for future generations.
Over 115,000 hectares have been registered with an interest in land and how it is managed.
In 2018, 82 sites were surveyed across 36 Communities in 13 counties. The surveys used the same methodology as the Breeding Bird Survey undertaken by the British Trust for Ornithology.
The results show the performance of the range of species within the All-species Bird Index and for each of the six Broad Habitat types. One site in Community SP09 (Wiltshire) achieved top 1% for range of species in the All-species Bird Index. A number of sites achieved top 1% for range of species of Birds of Conservation Concern for the various Broad Habitat types.
Further information is available for the species performance in each of the Broad Habitats.
Within the Broad Habitats, six sites recorded species of Birds of Conservation Concern with densities higher than the national benchmark. Life on Land Awards will be presented as an acknowledgement of this achievement.
Register to find the information for your interest whether at community, local, national or global level. The first information available is for birds at community, local and national level. Data is being reviewed to enable information to be provided for other components of the Life on Land Indicator and other Sustainable Life Indicators. Registration is free and allows you to assess your interest.