This Habitat Action Plan has been prepared through consultation with a range of organisations and specialists within the Isle of Wight BAP Partnership. It covers a ten-year period from 2004-2014, with a review in 2009. This action plan embraces a number of estuarine and coastal habitats that are identified as individual habitatstypes within the UK BAP. The plan will assist in ensuring that national objectives for coastal and estuarine habitats identified under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan are translated into effective action on the Island, taking into account local issues. The habitats occur in the major estuaries and along the Solent coastline.