- DEFRA’s Biodiversity Metric 3.0 – a biodiversity accounting tool used for assessing net change in biodiversity pre to post-intervention or development. Can be used for calculating biodiversity net gain.
- River Condition Assessment (RCA) – provides a measurement of biodiversity within the river channel itself and along the riparian corridor. The RCA feeds into the river section of the biodiversity metric.
- NATURE Tool – calculates the impact of land-use change on ecosystem services, including physical and mental health, and biodiversity. NATURE incorporates the results of the Biodiversity Metric when calculating impact. WUF was chosen as a case study partner for the trial of the NATURE tool, with the official version of the tool set to be released in late July 2021.
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