February 2018

The British Trust for Ornithology Registered Charity Number 216652 (England & Wales), SC039193 (Scotland) and Redlist Revival have signed a formal licence regarding the Life on Land Indicator for Birds in the UK mainland. The licence runs concurrently with the licence between Natural England and Redlist Revival for the Sustainable Life Indicator for Birds.

The Life on Land Indicator show the 130 species from the All-species Bird Index possibly breeding at national, county & community level and how the range of species relate to the broad habitats across the UK.

The material for the Life on Land Indicator is drawn from the Bird Atlas 2007-11, which was a joint project between BTO, BirdWatch Ireland and the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club.

Mike Toms, BTO, commented ‘We are delighted to see the extraordinary amount of data collected by our volunteers being presented in this format, and we hope that this will help people gain a greater appreciation for the species that depend on each community’.