Newcastle and North Tyneside Biodiversity Action Plan

Newcastle and North Tyneside Biodiversity Action Plan

The Newcastle and North Tyneside Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) is a series of plans for priority habitats and species in the Newcastle and North Tyneside area, which are considered to be under threat locally and nationally.

The action plans shown below were chosen and developed by a steering group of local experts to reflect the current concerns of different wildlife organisations.  This partnership will continue to oversee the ongoing development and implementation of this BAP.

This BAP is a ten year vision for the protection and enhancement of biodiversity in Newcastle and North Tyneside.  The aim of the BAP is to ensure that we manage our natural environment more effectively to protect these natural resources and to leave a legacy that will benefit present and future generations.

Everyone can play a role in helping to deliver this plan.  By taking action at the local level, either by forming a local community group, planting trees or simply putting up a bird box in a garden, you can contribute to local, regional and national targets and make a real difference to biodiversity in Newcastle and North Tyneside.

You can download the whole Document here. (pdf, 4mb, may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. )  

The document is set out in sections as below: 

Habitat Action Plans Species Action Plans
1.   Buildings and Structures11.  Farmland Birds
2.   Estuary & Coastal12.  Bats
3.   Brownfield Land13.  Amphibians
4.   Transport Corridors14.  Dingy Skipper
5.   Open Water & Wetland15.  Otter
6.   Rivers and Watercourses16.  Urban Birds
7.   Managed Urban Greenspace17.  Water Vole
8.   Native Woodland18.  Red Squirrel
9.   Lowland Grassland19.  Hedgehog
10. Scrub, Shrub & Hedgerow20.  Slow Worm
 21.  Bumblebees
 22.  Brown Hare


BAP Monitoring Review

A monitoring report has been produced to highlight progress made in Newcastle in achieving the BAP’s aims and objectives. The document contains a traffic light system -  green for target completed, amber for target underway/ongoing and red for target not completed. The actions column of the tables provides information on the activities that were done in Newcastle to meet the target.

Information on progress towards the BAP in North Tyneside can be found on their website here. (external link)

If you need further information please contact, Landscape and Ecology Section at

Did you know?

Biodiversity is the rich variety of life on earth. This encompasses all plants, animals and their habitats, even micro-organisms such as bacteria. It is not just about rare or endangered species, it also includes wildlife that is familiar to all of us in the places where we live and work. Therefore biodiversity is all life on the planet, from the smallest of sea creatures to the birds we see in our parks and gardens.

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