The Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS) is an information system that helps support the planning, monitoring and reporting requirements of national and local Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs). It is the new system for UK BAP reporting and will be used for the next reporting round in the next coming years.
BARS enables everyone involved in BAP implementation, including LBAP partnerships and Lead Partner organisations, to enter action plans and record progress towards targets and actions.
BARS uses drop-down lists and quantitative fields to provide a standardised structure so that BAP information can be integrated across users. This information can be searched by members of the public to learn about BAP activities underway. A range of sophisticated reports is available to BAP users enabling them to generate summaries from their data and to set their work in the wider context.