Barnsley Biodiversity Trust.  Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Last Updated March 2017

Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) describes the diversity of habitats and wildlife species found in Barnsley. It sets out those that are a priority for conservation and how this can be achieved.

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Introduction. The importance of biodiversity and the Biodiversity Action Plan, and the influences on it. Ready to read.

Landscapes. The different Barnsley landscape characters, their geology and the impact of man. Ready to read.

Habitats. Habitats in Barnsley that require protection, restoration and positive conservation management. Ready to read.

Species. Wildlife species in Barnsley that require protection and action to halt decline and increase their numbers. Parts ready to read.

Issues. Information on issues such as invasive species and the impact of climate change. To follow.

Guidance on legislation and the responsibilities of organisations and individuals relating to biodiversity. To follow.

Sites in Barnsley that are designated nationally or locally for their distinctive and threatened habitats and species. Ready to read.

Records.  Barnsley Biological Records Centre - how to send in records of wildlife and how to ask for records. Ready to read.


A glossary will be provided. To follow.

Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan is being revised again and changes are being made to bring it up-to-date and include additional information. It is anticipated to be adopted in 2017. You can view the revised sections below …

First published in 2002, it was revised in 2009.


This second edition of the BAP, adopted by Barnsley Council, is available via these links:

Barnsley BAP 2009.pdf