Bromley contains a wide range of semi-natural habitat types including ancient woodlands, wetlands, chalk, acid and neutral grasslands, veteran trees, farmlands and some of London’s last remaining lowland heath and valley mire, many of which contain protected species. We adopt a landscape level approach to the management of these greenspaces and by using systematic ecological monitoring programmes we are able to identify which species require specific conservation action for example hazel dormouse and European adder.
Our habitat management is a critical element of achieving the idverde Bromley Biodiversity Action Plan and is supported by our partnership with the RSPB. Furthermore idverde work closely with communities and partners to support conservation efforts across the Borough on a wide spectrum of taxonomic groups from mammals to lichens, reptiles to orchids.
Bromley has 93 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs), which includes three idverde managed Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and 5 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs).
Our aim is to protect and conserve Bromley’s countryside and provide facilities, access and opportunities for people to enjoy it without compromising animals and their habitats.
“It is now widely recognized that climate change and biodiversity are interconnected. Biodiversity is affected by climate change with negative consequences for human well-being, but biodiversity, through the ecosystem services it supports, also makes an important contribution to both climate-change mitigation and adaptation. Consequently, conserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is critical to addressing climate change. ”