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Capital Woodlands Project – awarded £999,500 by the Heritage Lottery Fund
The Capital Woodlands Project has been developed by members of the London Biodiversity Partnership’s Woodland Action Group, led by the GLA. It will run for three years and improve the management of London’s woodlands, improve access for the public and public use of woodlands, and will carry out important conservation of biodiversity is six flagship sites across the capital. With 8% of London covered in woodland, the capital houses the equivalent of over 40 square miles of forest. This project will not only fulfill the actions of the London Woodland Habitat Action Plan but will also deliver the London Tree and Woodland Framework launched in March 2005.

The partners of this project are the GLA (who chair the Project Management Board), Forestry Commission, English Nature, Trees for Cities, Peabody Trust, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Haringey, Merton and Redbridge. Trees for Cities submitted the bid on behalf of all partners and will host the Project Manager, Simon King.

The six flagship woodlands are:

  • Birch & Rowdown Woods, Croydon
  • Claybury Wood, Redbridge
  • Coldfall Wood, Haringey
  • Morden Park, Merton
  • Peabody Hill, Lambeth
  • Scadbury Park, Bromley
For more information contact Simon King, Capital Woodlands Project Manager on 020 7587 1320.

Wildweb Phase 2 Completed
London has many important sites bursting with wildlife. Wildweb is an internet-based resource which helps you to find out where they are, what you may see, how to get there and why they are vital to the capital’s biodiversity.

Wildweb has now been greatly expanded, with 780 new wildlife sites added bringing the total to nearly a thousand sites. These sites are all Sites of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, one level down from the Sites of Metropolitan Importance which have been on Wildweb since 2005.

Wildweb has many pictures of the sites featured and for the first time has wildlife sounds, including birdsong, foxes and soundscapes from some of these sites.

Visit http://wildweb.london.gov.uk/wildweb/Welcome.do

London’s Heathland Heritage
London’s Heathland Heritage is a project developed by the London Biodiversity Partnership’s Heathland Working Group and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

London’s Heathland Heritage project will;
  • raise awareness amongst Londoners of the cultural history and wildlife value of the capital’s remnant heathland areas
  • promote opportunities for community involvement
  • ensure London’s heathland can be enjoyed by future generations.
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