We focus on four key areas in PA conservation:
- Using extensive field monitoring data, GIS and remote sensing to identify important locations for PA designation.
- Monitoring data to see how effective PA networks are for supporting species and, particularly in the face of climate change, enabling species to shift their range.
- Providing scientific support to casework colleagues who assess the potential risks of development proposals to specific PAs, and in doing so, seeking to improve knowledge and environmental assessment practice.
- Assessing the conservation effectiveness of land management practices on PAs and on the land designed to compensate for damage caused to PAs by development and other pressures.