Review of the conservation status of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice

Thumbnail image of publication cover.An up to date review of the conservation status of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice has been published by Natural England.

A review of the Diplopoda, Chilopoda and Isopoda of Great Britain assesses the conservation status of centipedes, millipedes, woodlice and waterlice and identifies the species found in the UK that are considered to be ‘vulnerable’, ‘endangered’ or ‘critically endangered’. It also officially assigns Nationally Rare and Nationally Scarce status to species for the first time.

Despite their small size, millipedes and woodlice are the heroes of the British countryside, and especially our woodlands, where they provide an essential ecosystem service in helping with the decomposition of plant material.

These groups of minibeasts are highly sensitive to their environment and are regarded as excellent indicators of the health of the natural environment.

A copy of the review can be downloaded here.  

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Date: 

Friday, 20 November, 2015

Expiry date: 

2018-11-30T00:00:00

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