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Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs)

Local Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAPs) identify local priorities for biodiversity conservation and work to deliver agreed actions and targets for specific habitats and species.  LBAPs are delivered through wide local partnerships that involve wildlife organisations, local authorities, businesses and other interested parties.  There are six LBAPs within the North East, and these give full geographical coverage of the region.

Details of the North East LBAPs are given below.  Please click on a LBAP heading to be taken to the relevant website.

Action for Wildlife: The Durham Biodiversity Action Plan

Action for Wildlife is the Biodiversity Action Plan for County Durham, Gateshead, South Tyneside, City of Sunderland and Darlington.  For more information and to download copies of the individual habitat and species action plans follow the link above to visit the Durham Biodiversity Partnership website.

Contact:  Helen Ryde, Durham BAP Implementation Officer, on  0191 584 3112

Tees Valley Biodiversity Action Plan

The Tees Valley BAP covers the Unitary Authorities of Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. 

Contact:  Sue Antrobus, Biodiversity Coordinator, on  01287 636382

Your Wildlife: The Newcastle Biodiversity Action Plan

The Biodiversity Action Plan for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Contact:  Derek Hilton-Brown, Ecology Officer , on 0191 277 8950

North Tyneside Biodiversity Action Plan

Copies of the Biodiversity Action Plan for North Tyneside can be downloaded by following the link above.

Contact:  Jackie Hunter, Biodiversity Officer, on  0191 219 2388

Northumberland National Park Biodiversity Action Plan

To download a copy of the Biodiversity Action Plan for the Northumberland National Park please follow the link above.

Contact: Gill Thompson, Ecologist, on  01434 605555

Working With Wildlife: The Northumberland Biodiversity Action Plan

Working with Wildlife is the Biodiversity Action Plan for the County of Northumberland.  A copy of the BAP can be downloaded by following the link above. 

Contact: Elaine Jaggs, Northumberland Biodiversity Coordinator, on 0191 284 6884

In addition to Local Biodiversity Action Plans, the North East Biodiversity Forum has produced a set of Biodiversity Indicators and Targets for the region as a whole.  Please click on the link to download a copy of these.  For further information about these targets and indicators contact Nick Brodin, Regional Biodiversity Coordinator, on 0191 202 3726.

Details of progress on local and national Biodiversity Action Plans can be viewed on BARS (the Biodiversity Action Reporting System)