Ecology

Southwark's Biodiversity Action Plan

A new Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) has been developed and we're in the process of adopting it.

The BAP has been developed by the Southwark Biodiversity Partnership in accordance with national, regional and local legislation and policies. The plans will run from 2012 to 2019.

The BAP is theme based and covers the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Wildlife and Ecosystem services
  • Theme 2: The Urban Forest
  • Theme 3: The Built Environment
  • Theme 4: Climate change and sustainability
  • Theme 5: Connecting with nature 

All departments have the opportunity to contribute to the actions in the plan, such as adding greenery to council estates and ensuring bats and birds are protected when delivering developments.

You can view the related documents here:

How you can help

A guide to creating habitats and ecological features for local wildlife has been produced.

View the guidance on creating habitat and biodiversity features for parks and open spaces (pdf, 7.4mb)

Bringing house sparrows back to London's parks and open spaces

London House Sparrow Project   

Four years have passed since the RSPB and eight London partners started out on an ambitious project to boost numbers of the well-loved and sorely missed 'Cockney sparrow'. House sparrows have declined dramatically in London over the last few decades, and are hardly seen in the city centre. The project has now been completed.

You can view the London House Sparrows Parks project (pdf, 417kb) here.

Page last updated: 01 April 2019