Biodiversity Action Plan and Marches Nature Partnership

Shropshire BAP

Launched in 2002, the Shropshire Biodiversity Action Plan (SBAP) provided a detailed outline of the work necessary for the conservation of 34 species and 15 habitats. Both the species and habitats originally listed in these plans still have significance and require consideration in planning decisions. They are now termed Species of Principal Importance and Habitats of Principal Importance and under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, local authorities must, in exercising their functions, have regard to these for the purpose of conserving biodiversity.

The plans for species and habitats are now considerably out of date but are listed below for reference. 

Action to protect and enhance the natural environment is now framed by the government’s 25-year Environment Plan, in conjunction with the measures included in the Environment Act 2021.  

The Marches Nature Partnership 

An informal association between Shropshire and Herefordshire. For more information please email: