Wildlife is now often referred to as biodiversity, which refers to the whole range of species and habitats found in any area, the relationships between them (ecology) and the functions they provide (ecosystem services).
The county has a number of distinctive species and important habitats and sites, including chalk rivers, sites of European importance for wetland birds, and has one of the highest densities of woodland of any county.
Our ecology team provides specialist ecological advice on development and land management, and other ecological planning matters.
Recording and managing biodiversity information
Supporting local groups and initiatives
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Legislation, policy and protected habitats and species
A suite of legislation and policy and guidance underpins the approach to biodiversity planning and management. It includes:
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Natural, Historic and Built Environment Team
Environmental Resource Planning
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