Despite being in the heart of the capital, Westminster is home to a thriving and diverse community of plants, animals and microorganisms. There are 634 different kinds of flora and fauna recorded in Westminster and nearly one quarter (more than 500 hectares) of Westminster's total area is protected because of its wildlife value!
Protecting and sustaining Westminster's natural habitats and wildlife is essential to the council's green agenda and to the quality of life in Westminster.
The following wildlife have been spotted in Westminster:
Westminster's Biodiversity Action Plan aims to prevent the decline of, and improve conditions for, species and habiats that are a conservation priority.
Westminster's policies for biodiversity and wildlife conservation are set out within the context of national and regional milestones.
Westminster’s only Local Nature Reserve, an area where wildlife of special interest can be seen offering opportunities to learn about nature or simply to enjoy it.
Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) offer the best examples of Westminster's wildlife.
There are many ways for individuals, groups, businesses and schools to get involved in nature conservation in Westminster.
A list of wildlife weblinks for further information
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