Environmentally sensitive information is any which, if released to the public, would result in an ‘adverse effect’ on a feature of the environment.

For the NBN Atlas, Data Partners do not have to make their own assessments on the sensitivity of their records. Sensitive species lists have been supplied for use on the NBN Atlas. These lists have been agreed by the UK’s statutory bodies and relevant experts. Please note sensitive species lists can vary across the UK (see regional specific lists below).

Find out more about sensitive species.

Regions and combined sensitive species list

Any records for species that are listed on the sensitive species lists (shown below) will be blurred to the resolution stated (i.e., a generalised OS grid reference will be assigned to the record).

Please refer to the individual region lists and combined regions list below, which are available to download in CSV, PDF format or direct you to the sensitive species list page on the NBN Atlas (HTML) (excluding the combined list):

England sensitive species list CSVPDF | HTML

Isle of Man sensitive species list CSV | PDF | HTML

Northern Ireland sensitive species list CSV | PDF | HTML

Scotland sensitive species list CSV | PDFHTML

Wales sensitive species list CSVPDF | HTML

Combined sensitive species list CSV | PDF  –  Please note that this list only states the generalisation of species records, for further information on what data is sensitive and why, please refer to the individual lists.