The Mosaic Approach is about integrating the requirements of species into habitat management, ensuring that our plants and wildlife have the places they need to live and reproduce. A series of presentations are available that explain the approach and how it could be applied.
Most species require a range of elements within a site or a wider landscape in order to complete their life cycle. Many of these elements, such as small patches of bare ground, tall flower-rich vegetation, or scattered trees and scrub, are often absent from the English landscape, and even from some of our most important wildlife sites. This has contributed to serious declines in many species, with some now close to extinction.
Providing a mosaic of these elements in the landscape would go a long way towards meeting the needs of many of these species, enabling them to thrive once again and, in turn, would help to deliver a key aim of Biodiversity 2020.
The following presentations introduce the Mosaic Approach. You should first look at the Introduction, and scroll though it one slide at a time. The habitat guides then illustrate how the Mosaic Approach can be applied in a selection of habitats. The guides are interactive, and there are hyperlinks between the slides. Alternatively you can scroll through a guide one slide at a time.