It’s been another fantastic year of work for wildlife in Tower Hamlets!
The Council and Tower Habitats, the Tower Hamlets biodiversity partnership, have published the third annual progress report on the Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP). The report covers the year from October 2017 to September 2018 and can be downloaded here.
The report illustrates the great work to enhance wildlife habitats that has been done in our parks, gardens, water spaces and the built environment. Our numerous partner organisations, including housing associations, charities, community groups, developers and the Council, have completed loads of great projects to create and enhance priority habitats, and provide better habitats for priority species. Some of the highlights include:
- Six new orchards planted in Millwall Park, Mile End Park, White Horse Road Park and beside Brodick House;
- Loads of floating wetland vegetation installed in the Wapping Canal, Limehouse Cut and Regent’s Canal;
- Over 8300 square metres of biodiverse roofs created on new developments.
We’re on course to meet most of the targets in the LBAP, with 14 of them already reached or surpassed.
Header photo: Floating wetlands in the Wapping Canal (John Archer)