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Biodiversity partnership

The Hillingdon biodiversity partnership is a collaboration of local groups and individuals working with other agencies to protect and enhance our local wildlife and the habitats.

Ruislip Woods

The partnership also wants to work to provide ways for community members to enjoy the wildlife of the borough now and in the future.

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is the variety of life - the myriad of plant and animal species and the range of habitats in which they live.

Biodiversity is all life on the planet, from the insects in the grass of an African savannah, to the ubiquitous and familiar birds which inhabit Hillingdon's parks and open spaces; from the clusters of bacteria surrounding a volcanic vent at the deepest ocean, to the frog finding refuge in a shallow garden pond in Harefield and the squirrel foraging in Ruislip Woods or a local garden. Biodiversity also includes the genetic variation between species, such as the differences between grey squirrels and red squirrels, recognising the importance of all species in the complexity of the global environment.

Hillingdon is one of the most biodiverse boroughs in London. Its rich mixture of woodlands and scrubs, grasslands, wetlands, rivers, gardens and parklands are home to many rare as well as common species of plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals and reptiles. Even the wastelands in Hillingdon have a lot to offer for wildlife.
The Hillingdon Biodiversity Action Plan (HBAP) Partnership is made up of a number of organisations and individuals who have an interest in protecting and enhancing biodiversity in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The partnership includes organisations of all different sizes and backgrounds including local conservation groups, regional and national bodies, government and non-government agencies, schools and colleges, businesses and landowners, utility companies, and private individuals.
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