Biodiversity action plan

Biodiversity action plan

Worcestershire biodiversity action plan identifies 17 habitats and 26 species, or species groups, which are of particular conservation priority.

In common with the rest of the UK, and indeed the planet, Worcestershire has suffered huge losses of natural habitats and species. The 2018-2027 Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) identifies 17 habitats and 26 species, or species groups, which are of particular conservation priority in the county. The Worcestershire Biodiversity Partnership is an association of local government, statutory, voluntary and public bodies committed to working together to deliver the BAP.

Each individual Action Plan gives an overview of the current status of the habitat or species in Worcestershire, identifies threats to it and current areas of work or activity being undertaken by partners. The plan then presents aims and objectives for the conservation of that habitat or species over the ten-year lifespan of the BAP.

View the habitat and species biodiversity action plans

H1 Arable Farmland Habitat Action Plan
H2 Traditional Orchard Habitat Action Plan
H3 Hedgerows Habitat Action Plan
H4 Scrub Habitat Action Plan
H5 Woodland Habitat Action Plan
H6 Ancient Veteran Trees Habitat Action Plan
H7 Wet Woodland Habitat Action Plan
H8 Reedbed Habitat Action Plan
H9 Fen and Marsh Habitat Action Plan
H10 Wet Grassland Habitat Action Plan
H11 Grassland Habitat Action Plan
H12 Lowland Heathland Habitat Action Plan
H13 Road Verges Habitat Action Plan
H14 Urban Habitat Action Plan
H15 Canals Habitat Action Plan
H16 Ponds and Lakes Habitat Action Plan
H17 Rivers and Streams Habitat Action Plan
S1 Otter Species Action Plan
S2 Dormouse Species Action Plan
S3 Bats Species Action Plan
S4 Water Vole Species Action Plan
S5 Noble Chafer Species Action Plan
S6 Nightingale Species Action Plan
S7 Shad Species Action Plan
S8 Adder Species Action Plan
S9 Slow-worm Species Action Plan
S10 Great Crested Newt Species Action Plan
S11 White-clawed Crayfish Species Action Plan
S12 High Brown Fritillary Species Action Plan
S13 Brown Hairstreak Species Action Plan
S14 Common Clubtail Species Action Plan
S15 Stag Beetle Species Action Plan
S16 Violet Click Species Action Plan
S17 Hornet Robberfly Species Action Plan
S18 Black Poplar Species Action Plan
S19 True Service Tree Species Action Plan
S20 Farmland birds Species Action Plan
S21 Wood White Species Action Plan
S22 Grizzled Skipper Species Action Plan
S23 Pearl-bordered Fritillary Species Action Plan
S24 Common Fan-foot Species Action Plan
S25 Drab Looper Species Action Plan
S26 Grayling Species Action Plan

Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan

The first Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan was launched in 1998 and the second edition in 2008. The Worcestershire Biodiversity Partnership has recently reviewed its performance in delivering the Targets and Actions contained within the second edition of the Biodiversity Action Plan.

View the report on delivery of the 2008-2017 Biodiversity Action Plan

Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan Mapping Tool

This online mapping tool was developed to provide an element of spatial targeting to the BAP. The map uses the Environmental Character Area units of landscape, developed for the county's Green Infrastructure Strategy, as the basis for enabling users to see which BAP habitats and species are of most relevance to different geographical parts of the county. Clicking on the map will launch a pop-up box containing a list of the Biodiversity Action Plans, highlighting which of the Plans it is most recommended you read and take account of based on the Environmental Character Area your location falls within. You can also navigate the map using a postcode, grid reference or parish name.

Access the Biodiversity Action Plan Mapping Tool

Biodiversity Delivery Area

Biodiversity Delivery Areas were developed by the Worcestershire Biodiversity Partnership in 2011 as the focus for the delivery of the Biodiversity Action Plan.

They have been carefully selected as the parts of the county with the greatest potential to delivery the BAP targets for both species and habitats. The documents were originally developed in 2011, but have been updated and refreshed in 2016. There are five areas of focus:

Download: Bow Brook (PDF)

Download: Wyre Forest Acid Grassland and Heaths (PDF)

Download: Forest of Feckenham (PDF)

Download: Malvern Chase and Laugherne Valley (PDF)

Download: Severn and Avon Vales (PDF)

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