This is a shortlist of what we believe we need to assess sustainable management of natural resources - that we don't think we currently have.

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Level of priority Evidence need
Higher (Current) Extent, condition and diversity of habitats in SACs, SPAs, SSSIs and wider environment
Understanding of multi-sector water use needs
Understanding of tipping points in Wales
Understanding risks to health as a result of climate change (e.g. poor water quality, food borne diseases, vector-borne pathogens)
Moderate            Active flood plain within land managed for other benefits
Benefits of woodland and trees- ecosystem services
Changes in extent of coastal margin habitats
Connectivity maps showing habitat networks, linear features and stepping stones for all habitats
Improvements in resolution of soil maps to accurately estimate soil carbon stocks
Marine fisheries stock data to 12 nautical miles
Measures of pollution from agricultural sources such as ammonia
Potential effects of climate change on soil-climate-crop-interactions together with subsequent impacts on crop and livestock production
Quantitative information about how INNS adversely affect people
Understanding shoreline responses and recovery to impacts of climate change
Better data on source apportionment of diffuse pollution to air, water and land
Understanding the impacts of climate change on water and the vulnerability of ecosystems, water dependent habitats and species
 Lower                Behavioural and social evidence on landmanager / public attitudes and actions
Benefits of woodland - economic
Capacity of land in Wales to use waste for beneficial use
Carbon sequestration rates of different tree species
Condition information on non-statutory geodiversity sites (RIGS)
Consistent data across Wales on the location and condition of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs)
Current state and trends of soils in Wales and their vulnerability and resilience to land use, land management and changing weather patterns and climate
Higher resolution particulate matter data for opportunity mapping in urban areas
Improved understanding of ecosystem resilience (including understanding the links between the resilience of ecosystems and the benefits they provide)
Increasing our understanding of how the built environment affects NOx concentrations
Information about the distribution of pests and diseases
Place-based assessment of potential changes, both positive and negative, to the 'total health impact' (mental, physical and well-being) arising from future land management options
The extent, age and condition of street trees in urban areas
Tranquillity map of Wales
Soil formation and loss rates
Understanding of how vulnerable and resilient our coastal margins are to climate change factors e.g. increased storminess and sea-level rise, changing rainfall and temperature


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