Merseyside Biodiversity Group

The North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan was published in September 2001 by the Merseyside Biodiversity Group which is chaired by MEAS. A five year progress review undertaken in 2006 highlighted where progress has been made and where it has been lacking. In accordance with national strategy, a review of the Species and Habitat Action Plans (SAPs and HAPs) was undertaken to ensure that they remain relevant and useful to circumstances and conditions on the ground today and over the coming years. The major requirement of the review was that targets of the HAPs and SAPs were 'SMARTened' (see link below), and where necessary or opportune, we also reviewed and updated other sections of the HAPs and SAPs at the same time. The review was published in 2008 and can accessed from