The Lancashire Biodiversity Action Declaration

The following is the text of a declaration signed by fifty Lancashire organisations indicating their support for the broad aims of the Lancashire Biodiversity Partnership:

The Lancashire Biodiversity Action Declaration

Lancashire contains some of the nation's finest landscapes and outstanding habitats for wildlife, particularly within the county's extensive upland areas, estuaries and wetlands. Moreover, places of value for wildlife, and for people's enjoyment of nature, are found widely throughout the urban and rural areas of our county. However, in spite of efforts by government bodies, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and individuals, these and other habitats are under threat from loss, fragmentation and deterioration of environmental quality. The same is true for many wild plants and animals which depend on these habitats.

This process of decline can be reversed only by co-ordinated and collaborative efforts, based on a common understanding of the problems, needs and priorities at the local, regional, national and international scales. Only by working together can local communities, businesses, landowners, farmers, central and local government, and the voluntary sector achieve this change of direction. National guidance recommends the production of local Biodiversity Action Plans as a mechanism whereby this might be achieved. It is therefore proposed that a Biodiversity Action Plan for Lancashire be prepared as a collaborative initiative.

 

ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE SIGNED

THE LANCASHIRE BIODIVERSITY ACTION DECLARATION

(As of 22/3/01)

River Alt 2000+ Project

Arnside/Silverdale AONB Forum

Blackburn & District Bird Club

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (Preston)

Burnley Borough Council

Darwen River Valley Initiative

Council for the Protection of Rural England (Lancashire Branch)

East Lancashire Ornithologists’ Club

Ellel Parish Council

English Nature – North West

Environment Agency

Fylde Bird Club

Fylde Borough Council

Going for Green

Graham Engineering

International Tree Foundation – North West Branch

Lancashire Badger Group

Lancashire & Cheshire Fauna Society

Lancashire Constabulary – Pennine Division

Lancashire County Museum Service

Lancaster & District Birdwatching Society

Lancaster City Council

Mersey Basin Campaign

Mersey Basin Trust

Moor Lane Urban Islands Project

Morecambe Bay Partnership

Newburgh Parish Council

North West Ecological Trust

North West Water Ltd

NPI Red Alert North West (The Red Squirrel Conservation Partnership)

Ormskirk & District Friends of the Earth

Parbold Parish Council

Parbold & District Tree Warden Group

Pendle Borough Council

Pendle Community Action Network

Penwortham Nature Conservation Group

Preston Friends of the Earth

Preston Green Forum

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Ribble Catchment Conservation Trust
Ribble River Valley Initiative

Ribble Valley Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF UK)

Warton Village Society

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Martin Mere

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside

Wyreside Ecology Centre

 

YOU CAN SIGN TOO

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3. Sign and return the Declaration to:


Biodiversity Project Officer
C/O The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside
Shady Lane,
Bamber Bridge,
Preston.
PR5 6AU.

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The Lancashire Biodiversity Action Declaration

 

Lancashire contains some of the nation's finest landscapes and outstanding habitats for wildlife, particularly within the county's extensive upland areas, estuaries and wetlands. Moreover, places of value for wildlife, and for people's enjoyment of nature, are found widely throughout the urban and rural areas of our county. However, in spite of efforts by government bodies, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and individuals, these and other habitats are under threat from loss, fragmentation and deterioration of environmental quality. The same is true for many wild plants and animals which depend on these habitats.

This process of decline can be reversed only by co-ordinated and collaborative efforts, based on a common understanding of the problems, needs and priorities at the local, regional, national and international scales. Only by working together can local communities, businesses, landowners, farmers, central and local government, and the voluntary sector achieve this change of direction. National guidance recommends the production of local Biodiversity Action Plans as a mechanism whereby this might be achieved. It is therefore proposed that a Biodiversity Action Plan for Lancashire be prepared as a collaborative initiative.

 

Date: … … … … … … … Signed: … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

On behalf of: … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …

 

BAP WEBSITE April 2001

 

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