Discover wildlife in
Take the opportunity to explore
the wildlife in parks and open spaces.
You can see a wide range of birds
such as swifts, wren, starling and even a kingfisher. Why not
take a walk at dusk in the summer months and you may see bats
finding their way home.
Wildlife (also known as 'biodiversity') includes all living
organisms such as insects, mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles,
as well as trees, plants, fungi and bacteria.
Despite its urban character, approximately 20% (754ha) of Newham is
green space; including habitats which support a large variety of
Draft Newham Biodiversity Action Plan
A draft Newham Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) has been produced for
Council. The Newham BAP will be managed by
Newham's Parks Service and will form part of the 'evidence
base' for the LDF; as such, we encourage your comments to inform
the final draft. Consultation commences 23 December 2009 and
concludes 2 February 2010.
The final Newham BAP and an accompanying evidence base study on
biodiversity will be published in 2010. The consultation documents
- including a non-technical summary and questionnaire - can be
viewed on the Newham Draft Biodiversity Action Plan consultation