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Biodiversity measurement is complex - accurate assessment should always involve more than just species richness data. Using our proprietary Biodiversity Quality Calculator, Ecosulis compared botanical data from 2013 to baseline data from 2006 to evaluate changes in key biodiversity indices.
Passive rewilding evaluation
Over the 2006 - 2013 period the number of plant species present in Ennerdale increased from 95 to 101, although the number of rare species declined. Other biodiversity values showed little change. This suggests that passive rewilding is a slow process and could affect plant biodiversity over longer timescales.