Wildlife and the natural environment

Herefordshire is a county rich in biodiversity, with a variety of habitats supporting nationally important populations of certain species. We are lucky to live in a county where we have lots of green space and beautiful landscapes with a rich and diverse range of wildlife or 'biodiversity'.

Our biodiversity action plans set out our objectives and actions across habitats and species, to protect and manage our county's valued natural environment and ecology.

The nationally important species and habitats listed range from the white clawed crayfish and hazel dormouse to the special habitats of our traditional orchards and ancient hedgerows.

Considering measures to prevent the further decline of species and to enhance habitats will help promote and enhance our county's biodiversity.

Cllr Swinglehurst with avenue of young trees planted by public footpath.Things you can do