Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership
We continue to be a member of the Gloucestershire Biodiversity Partnership. Through recording and reporting survey results and habitat improvements, we make a measurable contribution to the Gloucestershire Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP). This, in turn contributes to the South West BAP and ultimately the UK BAP. As always, SVP works at a local level, and supports parishes in finding ways of contributing to the national plan. In early 2009, we were appointed lead partner for hedgerows within the Gloucestershire Partnership, in recognition of the work we have undertaken in the past on planting and restoring hedgerows. This position has been further underpinned by the funding awarded to SVP by DEFRA for work on hedgerow surveying. Again based in the Severn Vale, this survey work planned for the summer of 2009 will contribute to DEFRA’s national hedgerow survey project.