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 Structures 11.  Farmland Birds
2.   Estuary & Coastal 12.  Bats
3.   Brownfield Land 13.  Amphibians
4.   Transport Corridors 14.  Dingy Skipper
5.   Open Water & Wetland 15.  Otter
6.   Rivers and Watercourses 16.  Urban Birds
7.   Managed Urban Greenspace 17.  Water Vole
8.   Native Woodland 18.  Red Squirrel
9.   Lowland Grassland 19.  Hedgehog
10. Scrub, Shrub & Hedgerow 20.  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 landscape@newcastle.gov.uk

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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