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

 

1.

Wetlands - pdf 65k

 

2.

Deciduous woodlands - pdf 43k

 

3.

Planted coniferous woodlands - pdf 26k

 

4.

Wildlife corridors - pdf 44k

 

5.

Species-rich grasslands - pdf 51k

 

6.

Common land - pdf 38k

 

7.

Ffridd/Coedcae - pdf 21k

 

8.

Heathland - pdf 28k

 

9.

Post industrial land - pdf 46k

 

10.

Urban habitats - pdf 41k

 

 

 

 

Pt III:

Habitat maps - pdf 732k

Volume 2 - Species Action Plans

 

1.

Amphibians - pdf 210k

 

 

 

 

2.

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

 

 

 

 

3.

Fish (Native Wild Fish) - pdf 224k

 

 

 

 

4.

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

 

 

 

 

5.

Reptiles - pdf 236k

 

 

Index - pdf 13k

 

 

Adder - pdf 84k

 

 

Grass Snake - pdf 86k

 

 

Slow Worm & Common Lizard - pdf 77k

 

 

 

 

6.

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

 

 

 

 

7.

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

 

 

 

 

8.

Crustacea (White Clawed Crayfish) - pdf 60k

 

 

 

 

9.

Dragonflies and Damselflies - pdf 124k

 

 

 

 

10.

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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