Ealing Council will launch its Biodiversity Action Plan this spring

By Dimitris Kouimtsidis

26th Aug 2021 | Local News

Vanessa Hampton is a senior park ranger. Image Credit: Ealing Council
Vanessa Hampton is a senior park ranger. Image Credit: Ealing Council

EALING Council is set to launch its Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) this spring.

The BAP aims to increase or preserve the diversity of local wildlife and plant life, while encouraging 'carbon capture' – with plants absorbing more of the harmful pollution we create and improving the air we breathe.

Vanessa Hampton, senior park ranger said: "The BAP provides the framework to protect and enhance biodiversity across the borough.

"As much as we want to improve our green spaces and waterways these plans are not just about these areas, it is as much about built-up environments too, places where people live, work and shop.

"It calls for everyone in the borough to contribute – it is a partnership and local people can make a difference.

"Practically everywhere can be enhanced and improved for nature – plants, shrub and trees can grow around and up buildings, with green roofs, swift and bat boxes providing more homes for wildlife.

"We will be working with new BAP objectives to maintain important habitats and species and create opportunities to make the borough more biodiverse – whether that is advice, events or training.

"We hope to guide and encourage more people to take positive actions and connect with nature at the same time."

Councillor Jasbir Anand, the council's cabinet member for environment and climate action, said: "As we launch our BAP in the coming weeks, I'd like to thank our partners and our dedicated volunteers who use their time to contribute to the array of projects taking place."

The work is all part of the council's climate action strategy which was formally adopted earlier this month.

     

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