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What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety of all life. It includes plants, animals and the complex ecosytems of which they are part.


Why Conserve Biodiversity?

Our survival depends on biodiversity. Not only do plants, animals and habitats enrich our everyday lives, they produce the necessary ingredients for all life to exist.

Human activities are changing and destroying habitats, natural ecosytems and landscapes on an increasing scale, and as a consequence species are declining at an alarming rate.

In an attempt to halt and reverse the loss and decline of species and habitats within the UK the Biodiversity Action Plan was created.


The Greater Manchester Biodiversity Project

The UK Biodiversity Action Plan was first published in 1994 as a response to the obligations of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, signed by the UK at the Earth summit in Rio de Janerio in 1992

The Greater Manchester Biodiversity Action Plan plays a key part  within the UK BAP process by focussing on local priorities and implementing national biodiversity targets.

The Biodiversity Project aims to bring together individuals and organisations from all sectors of the community to conserve biodiversity across Greater Manchester.