The Royal Parks has a long history of improving the parks for biodiversity. Our approach to helping nature thrive is set out in our 10-year Biodiversity Framework.
Examples of how we Help Nature Thrive include:
- The expansion of wildflower meadows which provide vital feeding and breeding habitats for insects, birds and other wildlife
- Creation of reedbeds and other wetland habitats which filter the water, helping to improve water quality, and support a huge diversity of wildlife
- Managing trees across the parks, including veteran and ancient tree populations which are particularly important for wildlife and reflect the parks’ rich heritage
- Planting and managing hedgerows and scrub, boosting wildlife corridors through the parks
- Sensitive management of dead and decaying wood to ensure the complex communities of fungi, lichens and invertebrates that they support flourish
- Planting pollinator friendly flowerbeds and shrubberies
- Providing new homes for wildlife, including bird, bat, hedgehog and invertebrate boxes, and installing living roofs on buildings
- Surveying and monitoring wildlife across the parks, from birds to bryophytes, so we can better understand their needs, changes in their populations, and to inform how we manage habitats
Alongside our ecologists and park teams, our fantastic volunteers play a vital role in improving the parks for nature. Find out more about volunteering with us in this blog.
Find out more about some of our conservation projects in the park below: