Posted by: lensweb | November 10, 2011

Lowland Biodiversity Forum 2011

LENS members Marion Bryce and David Pinney attended the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Partnership forum 2011. The forum was held at Derby University on 5th November.

The main theme of the forum was ‘delivering biodiversity in the landscape’ and consisted of a series of talks, workshops and displays showing how biodiversity can be delivered at a landscape scale and how to involve people in delivering projects that can help protect, conserve, manage, restore and create opportunities for biodiversity in the future.

The Lowland Biodiversity Partnership is made up of over 90 organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors who have agreed to work together to deliver the aims of the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Action Plan. The action plan contains targets for habitat management, restoration and creation. Work is also taking place to survey, monitor and conserve species, especially those which are considered to be in national decline, such as the water vole.

The presentation and workshop notes from the conference can be downloaded from the Derbyshire Biodiversity website. The new 2011 – 2020 Lowland Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) can be downloaded from this link. Long Eaton is included in the Trent Habitat Map, although the image quality in the pdf is rather poor.


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