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Nature Conservation and Biodiversity

This page provides information about what the Countryside and Biodiversity Service is doing to protect and conserve the countryside and biodiversity throughout the Council's development needs . This is being achieved through various strategic documents, including:

  • The Phase One Habitat Survey
  • The Biodiversity Audit
  • The Biodiversity Action Plan
  • The Nature Conservation Strategy

There is also information about training sessions organised in the borough.Ladybird on grass

Countryside and Biodiversity

The Countryside has many functions. These range from being the place of work for our farmers, to acting as a sink for flood water, providing the underlying ecosystems which will enable landscape to change and adapt as climate change occurs, and at a habitat level, ensures that specific species of flora and fauna can continue to thrive with the right management.

Biodiversity underpins everything we do. Short for biological diversity, biodiversity refers to all living things on earth which can range from a tiny ant to a giant redwood and which includes human beings. For biodiversity to continue and thrive, an understanding is required of how mankind impacts on plants, animals, habitats and ecosystems. Without this understanding and ensuring that habitats are managed appropriately to support the functions that society needs and to ensure species continue to survive, we cannot truly achieve sustainable development and ensure that quality of life is met.

Phase One Habitat Survey and Biodiversity Audit

Phase 1 Part 1 (PDF Document, 1.14 Mb)
Phase 1 Part 2 (PDF Document, 1.14 Mb)
Phase 1 Part 3 (PDF Document, 1.44 Mb)

Nature Conservation Strategy

The Nature Conservation Strategy (PDF Document, 234.74 Kb) is a method of focussing our commitment to safeguarding the environment of Oadby and Wigston. It sets out our policies and plans in partnership with other organisations for the management of nature conservation over the next ten years.

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Volunteering

There are several opportunities for residents to become involved in practical conservation to ensure management of habitats are carried out effectively in the long term.

Volunteering

Fludes Lane Woodland

Fludes Lane, which acts as a link between the A6 in Oadby to the wider countryside, offers local residents a chance to experience an urban woodland.

Fludes Lane Woodland

Creative Nature, Adult Discovery Sessions

Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre run a programme of sessions aimed at adults. They are divided into the three themes of Heritage and Wildlife Identification, Countryside Skills and Crafts, and Arts and Creative Inspiration. For further details, please visit http://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/what_is_happening_at_brocks_hill_visitor_centre_and_country_park

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