Buckinghamshire Partnerships

Biodiversity Action Plan

Biodiversity Action Plan


The Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) was originally produced in 2000 by the Bucks Nature Conservation Forum. It was since revised in 2009 and the most recent BAP can be found on the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership website by clicking here.

The ‘Forward to 2020: Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Biodiversity Action Plan’ describes how the wildlife of Bucks & Milton Keynes is going to be enhanced and protected between now and 2020 in line with the biodiversity strategy for England ‘Biodiversity 2020: A Strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services’, which can be viewed here.

The BAP provides background information to the biodiversity of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, identifies the threats and opportunities to it and outlines the ways in which the BAP will be implemented and monitored in order to reach habitat specific targets.

These Targets are set for the creation and restoration of habitats including:

  • Lowland wood pastures and parkland
  • Traditional orchards
  • Hedgerows
  • Ponds
  • Lowland heathland
  • Lowland dry acid grassland
  • Lowland meadows
  • Lowland calcareous grassland
  • Purple moorgrass and rush pastures
  • Lowland fens
  • Reedbed
  • Coastal and floodplain grazing marsh
  • Native woodland
  • Watercourses

For more information on habitats, please view any of the links provided on the left. For any other requests, please contact the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership -  nep@buckscc.gov.uk