Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Caerphilly county borough is rich in wildlife that has evolved with changing agricultural and forestry practices, and urban and industrial developments. However, during the last 50 years there has been a dramatic loss in the abundance and variety of species. This decline is linked to the changes in our lifestyles and the demand this has placed on our natural resources. If action is not taken to halt this decline, many plants and animals familiar to us today will be lost.

Governments across the world agree that efforts must be made to halt the worldwide loss of species and habitats. In response to this need, organisations and individuals in Caerphilly county borough have come together to prepare a Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for the area. Implementing this plan will help us take the first steps towards halting the decline of species in the South Wales Valleys.

The document contains a set of action plans to conserve important and locally characterisitic habitats and species in Caerphilly county borough. It can also be used as an information source for education and research purposes.

Volume 1



Foreword and contents - pdf 126k


Pt I:

Overview - pdf 647k





Pt II:

Habitat statements - pdf 383k



Index - pdf 14k



Framework - pdf 12k



Wetlands - pdf 65k



Deciduous woodlands - pdf 43k



Planted coniferous woodlands - pdf 26k



Wildlife corridors - pdf 44k



Species-rich grasslands - pdf 51k



Common land - pdf 38k



Ffridd/Coedcae - pdf 21k



Heathland - pdf 28k



Post industrial land - pdf 46k



Urban habitats - pdf 41k






Habitat maps - pdf 732k

Volume 2 - Species Action Plans



Amphibians - pdf 210k






Birds - pdf 1.7mb



Index - pdf 144k



Barn Owl - pdf 104k



Bullfinch - pdf 99k



Buzzard - pdf 103k



Curlew - pdf 91k



Goshawk - pdf 65k



Green Woodpecker - pdf 93k



Grey Partridge - pdf 103k



House Sparrow - pdf 92k



Kestrel - pdf 85k



Lapwing - pdf 92k



Linnet - pdf 95k



Little Owl - pdf 80k



Long-eared Owl - pdf 78k



Nightjar - pdf 87k



Peregrine Falcon - pdf 77k



Reed Bunting - pdf 91k



Skylark - pdf 85k



Song Thrush - pdf 97k



Spotted Flycatcher - pdf 100k



Tree Sparrow - pdf 92k



Wetlands birds - pdf 157k



Yellowhammer - pdf 89k






Fish (Native Wild Fish) - pdf 224k






Mammals - pdf 359k



Index - pdf 144k



Badger - pdf 64k



Bats - pdf 55k



Brown Hare - pdf 68k



Dormouse -pdf 70k



European Otter - pdf 52k



Water Vole - pdf 56k



Yellow-necked Mouse - pdf 53k






Reptiles - pdf 236k



Index - pdf 13k



Adder - pdf 84k



Grass Snake - pdf 86k



Slow Worm & Common Lizard - pdf 77k






Bees, wasps and ants (Red Wood Ant) - pdf 101k






Butterflies pdf 283k



Index - pdf 144k



Bordered Gothic Moth - pdf 31k



Buttoned Snout Moth - pdf 31k



Double Line Moth - pdf 33k



High Brown Fritillary Butterfly - pdf 75k



Other moths - pdf 34k



Pearl-bordered Fritillary Butterfly - pdf 70k



Waved Carpet Moth - pdf 35k






Crustacea (White Clawed Crayfish) - pdf 60k






Dragonflies and Damselflies - pdf 124k






Vascular Plants - pdf 521k



Index - pdf 144k



Bluebell - pdf 86k



Common Reed - pdf 86k



Cornish Moneywort - pdf 63k



Cowslip - pdf 90k



Orchid - pdf 220k



Yellow Rattle - pdf 29k






Appendices - pdf 118k






Action Plans will be available for beetles, grasshoppers and
crickets, snailsm spiders, lichens and liverworts.


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