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Action Plan:  Species
Invertebrates
Bog bush-cricket (Metrioptera brachyptera)
UK Lead Organisation:
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County Lead Organisation:
 
 
Objectives
  • To maintain and enhance the existing populations within Staffordshire.
  • To create new suitable areas at sites known to contain the species to facilitate colony expansion.


Policy

  • Promote the National Lowland Heathland Programme. (SWMHP) 
  • Ensure any examples of sites containing populations of this species and that meet the required criteria are given SBI status. (SBI Grading Committee)
  • Ensure appropriate sites containing populations of this species meeting the SSSI criteria are designated. (NE)
 
Protection
  • Bog bush-cricket has been recorded from the Cannock Chase SSSI which receives statutory protection; the other on which it is known to exist has been classed as an SBI.
 
Management, Monitoring, Research and Survey
  • Actively manage suitable areas of habitat for bog bush-cricket on both Cannock Chase and Highgate Common. (SCC)
  • Determine other suitable areas adjacent to known colonies that can be enhanced directly for this species through habitat restoration. (SCC)
  • Ensure that all known sites are on the Invertebrate Sites Register. (EN)
  • Monitor all known bog bush-cricket populations on a regular (at least bi-annual) basis. (SCC)
  • Consider the re-introduction of bog bush-crickets into Highgate from the Cannock Chase populations. (SCC)
  
Advisory
  • Increase species awareness for the public and landowners through education, promotion and events. (SBAP Partnership)
 
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