Richmond Park is a site of both national and international importance for wildlife conservation. It is London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.

An ancient oakThe Park is a top UK site for ancient trees, particularly oaks, which have great historic and wildlife importance. The trees and associated decaying wood support nationally endangered species of fungi, as well as a remarkable range of nationally scarce invertebrates such as the cardinal click beetle and the stag beetle. Over one thousand species of beetle (more than one quarter of the British list) have been recorded in the Park.

This incredible environment has been created by centuries of grazing by herds of red and fallow deer. Richmond Park incorporates the most important area of Lowland Acid Grassland in the Greater London region. Lowland acid grassland is a priority habitat in the Government's UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

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Richmond Park is a site of both national and international importance for wildlife conservation. It is London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.

An ancient oakThe Park is a top UK site for ancient trees, particularly oaks, which have great historic and wildlife importance. The trees and associated decaying wood support nationally endangered species of fungi, as well as a remarkable range of nationally scarce invertebrates such as the cardinal click beetle and the stag beetle. Over one thousand species of beetle (more than one quarter of the British list) have been recorded in the Park.

This incredible environment has been created by centuries of grazing by herds of red and fallow deer. Richmond Park incorporates the most important area of Lowland Acid Grassland in the Greater London region. Lowland acid grassland is a priority habitat in the Government's UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

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Richmond Park is a site of both national and international importance for wildlife conservation. It is London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.

An ancient oakThe Park is a top UK site for ancient trees, particularly oaks, which have great historic and wildlife importance. The trees and associated decaying wood support nationally endangered species of fungi, as well as a remarkable range of nationally scarce invertebrates such as the cardinal click beetle and the stag beetle. Over one thousand species of beetle (more than one quarter of the British list) have been recorded in the Park.

This incredible environment has been created by centuries of grazing by herds of red and fallow deer. Richmond Park incorporates the most important area of Lowland Acid Grassland in the Greater London region. Lowland acid grassland is a priority habitat in the Government's UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Related information

Grazing Trial: 2 year review