Local Biodiversity Action Partnership

How the Partnership Works

The LBAP provides a local response to the UK government's National Action Plans for threatened habitats and species:
• it sets local targets in the 51 action plans.
• the action plans have clear measurable targets and connect local people and organisations that are ideally placed to deliver the necessary action.

The partnership

We have a wide range of organisations and individuals involved – c.80 - in the LBAP. This large number of members all involved in nature conservation ensures that we are working towards the same priorities. The partnership is chaired by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and was formed in 2001 to develop the Warwickshire, Coventry & Solihull Local Biodiversity Action Plan. Presentations from the latest conference held in 2014 can be downloaded here. In total, five conferences have been held for the members. 

Within the wider group is a Steering Group of 25 members who meet to discuss matters referred to them by the Chair of the LBAP. The Steering Group welcomes the involvement of new organisations and individuals.

A small Core Group formed in 2005 to assist reporting on the progress of the action plans has been reviewing the action plans since 2012.  The review is now complete and progress with the action plans is being reported on, in a rolling programme of c.9 a year, ending in 2020.

The Biodiversity Action Plan Partnership - Core Group

  • Habitat Biodiversity Audit Partnership
  • Local Nature Partnership Implementation Group
  • Local Wildlife Sites Project
  • Warwickshire Bat Group
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Warwickshire Dormouse Conservation Group

The Biodiversity Action Plan Partnership - Steering Group

  • Butterfly Conservation, Warwickshire
  • Canal & Rivers Trust
  • Coventry City Council
  • Environment Agency
  • Forestry Commission (West Midlands)
  • National Farmers’ Union
  • National Trust (West Midlands)
  • Natural England
  • North Warwickshire Borough Council
  • Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • Warwickshire College
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group
  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
  • West Midland Bird Club

The Biodiversity Action Plan Partnership:other organisations:

  • Bat Conservation Trust
  • Birmingham Diocesan Environmental Group
  • Brandon Marsh Conservation Volunteers
  • British Lichen Society
  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • Campaign for the Farmed Environment
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • Compton Verney
  • Coombe Country Park
  • Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Country Land and Business Association
  • Coventry Diocesan Environmental Group
  • Coventry University
  • Deer Initiative
  • Dunsmore Living Landscape
  • Earlswood Wildlife Partnership
  • English Heritage
  • Friends of Baddesley Common
  • Friends of Brandon Wood
  • Friends of Hay Wood
  • Friends of Oversley Wood
  • Hanson Smiths Concrete
  • Heart of England
  • Highways Agency
  • Highways Authorities
  • Hill Close Garden Trust
  • Historic Environment Record
  • Historic Landscape Characterisation
  • Linking Environment & Farming
  • Local Education Authorities
  • Mid Shires Orchard Group
  • Mount Pleasant Orchard
  • Nature After Minerals
  • Otter Task Force
  • People’s Trust for Endangered Species
  • RIMO Growers, Thurleston
  • Rugby Natural History Society
  • Severn Rivers Trust
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Small Woods Association
  • St James' Church, Alveston
  • St Mary's Church, Oldberrow
  • Stour Valley Wildlife Action Group
  • Stratford Butterfly Farm
  • Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground
  • Sustrans
  • Tame Valley Wetlands Partnership
  • Thames Water
  • Trent Rivers Trust
  • Warwick University
  • Warwickshire Amphibian & Reptile Team
  • Warwickshire Association of Local Councils
  • Warwickshire Biological Record Centre
  • Warwickshire Conservation Volunteers
  • Warwickshire Dragonfly Groupe
  • Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes
  • Warwickshire Flora Group (BSBI)
  • Warwickshire Hedgehog Rescue
  • Warwickshire Mammal Group
  • Woodland Trust

Individuals who support the Local Biodiversity Action plan:

David Brown, Marion Cornforth, Steven Falk, Tim Jobling, Phil Parr.

Terms of Reference


Funding Partners

The project would like to gratefully acknowledge the financial and in-kind support of the following organisations for the period 2001 -2011, with Natural England providing funds for a part-time coordinator role; Warwickshire County Council also provides IT support.

  • Colins & Aikman
  • Environment Agency
  • Forestry Commission
  • National Grid
  • Natural England
  • Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
  • Roger Cadbury Charitable Trust
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • Warwick District Council
  • Warwickshire Amphibian & Reptile Team
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
  • West Midlands Biodiversity Partnership