Biodiversity Action Plan example

From an International agreement between 153 countries at the Rio Earth Summit 1992, to Local authority and Community level

"Wildlife conservation is a key component of sustainable development" says Janette Ward, who has coordinated the indicator project for English Nature.

South East Regional Indicators

The following areas have been identified as important habitats and characteristic of the local area. To ensure that these remaining resources are not diminished any further by development pressures. 

Continual practical management, surveying and education of these sites are important to keep these habitats valuable for all users, animal or human!

  1. Freshwater Chalk rivers; Desmoulin's whorl snail, great crested newt; e.g. Ponds around the county
  2. Bog, and swamp; valley mires, large marsh grasshopper; e.g.Wellington bog and heath, Sandhurst.
  3. Woodland; Lowland beech woodlands and yew woods, e.g. Burnham beeches National Nature Reserve (NNR), Slough.
  4. Lowland grassland heath and arable; lowland calcareous grassland, silver spotted skipper butterfly, lowland heathland, nightjar, floodplain grazing marsh. e.g. Wildbrook Common, Cookham


You will find most councils have Biodiversity Action Plans and are keen to work together with the Parish and Town councils, voluntary organisations and the community in order to protect and conserve the biodiversity of the area you and I live in. Get involved!