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Plans | Local Biodiversity Action Plans | Countdown - the Cheshire region Biodiversity Action Plan

Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Countdown - the Cheshire region Biodiversity Action Plan

Geographic Coverage

Plan nameCountdown - the Cheshire region Biodiversity Action Plan
Plan coverageCheshire region (Cheshire,Halton,Warrington,Wirral)
Website/Online Documents
Region / CountryNorth West


Natural England, 500001/07/2001 to 01/07/2002
Environment Agency, 500001/07/2001 to 01/07/2002
Cheshire County Council, 150001/01/2001 to 01/12/2001
Warrington Borough Council, 50001/02/2001 to 01/03/2001

Stage and status of initiative

StageStatusDateReview date
4th edition published01/10/2000
Action plan01/01/2000Autumn 2000
ImplementationIn progress
Information collation / audit01/01/2000Autumn 2000
Introductory document3rd edition published01/01/2000Autumn 2000
Partnership buildingMedium/advanced

Species for which action plans have been prepared

AmphibiansNatterjack Toad (Bufo calamita)
AmphibiansGreat Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus)
BeetlesLesser Silver Water Beetle (Hydrochara caraboides)
BeetlesStag Beetle (Lucanus cervus)
BirdsSkylark (Alauda arvensis)
BirdsNightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
BirdsLinnet (Carduelis cannabina)
BirdsReed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
BirdsCorn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)
BirdsSpotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
BirdsTree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
BirdsGrey Partridge (Perdix perdix)
BirdsBullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
BirdsSong Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
ButterfliesSilver-studded Blue (Plebejus argus)
CrustaceansFreshwater White-clawed Crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes)
FishAllis Shad (Alosa alosa)
FishTwaite Shad (Alosa fallax)
Local species (Cryptocephalus decemmacultus (Spotted Yellow/Black Leaf Beetle)
Local species (Eriogaster lanestris L. (Small Eggar)
Local species Anguis fragilis (Slow-Worm)
Local speciesAcmaeops collaris (Longhorn beetle)
Local speciesAphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet)
Local speciesBoloria selene (Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary)
Local speciesBromius obscurus (Leaf Beetle)
Local speciesCarorita limnaea (Linyphiid Spider)
Local speciesCoelioxys mandibularis (Cuckoo Bee)
Local speciesCoenagrion pulchellum (Variable Damselfly)
Local speciesCoincya monensis ssp. monensis (Isle of Man Cabbage)
Local speciesColletes cunicularius (Mining Bee)
Local speciesCordulia aenea (Downy Emerald)
Local speciesEquisetum x trachyodon (Mackays Horsetail)
Local speciesErynnis tages (Dingy Skipper)
Local speciesFarmland Seed Eating Birds
Local speciesGomphus vulgatissimus (Club-Tailed Dragonfly)
Local speciesHyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)
Local speciesLathrobium rufipenne (Rove Beetle)
Local speciesLeucorrhinia dubia (White-faced Darter)
Local speciesLuperina nickerlii gueneei (Sandhill Rustic Moth)
Local speciesLymnaea glabra (Mud Snail)
Local speciesMicromys minutus (Harvest Mouse )
Local speciesMustela putorius (Polecat)
Local speciesOedemera virescens (Thick-legged Flower Beetle)
Local speciesPodalonia affinis (Sand Wasp)
Local speciesPodiceps nigricollis (Black-necked Grebe)
Local speciesPopulus nigra subsp.betulifolia (Native Black Poplar)
Local speciesRanunculus fluitans (River Water-crowfoot)
Local speciesRanunculus hederaceus (Ivy-leaved Water-crowfoot)
Local speciesSatyrium w-album (White-letter Hairstreak)
Local speciesTyto alba (Barn owl)
Local speciesVanellus vanellus (Lapwing)
Local speciesVipera berus (Adder)
MammalsWater Vole (Arvicola terrestris)
MammalsBarbastelle Bat (Barbastella barbastellus)
MammalsBrown Hare (Lepus europaeus)
MammalsOtter (Lutra lutra)
MammalsDormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)
MammalsBechstein`s Bat (Myotis bechsteinii)
MammalsGreater Mouse-eared Bat (Myotis myotis)
MammalsHarbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)
MammalsPipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
MammalsGreater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
MammalsLesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
MolluscsDepressed River Mussel (Pseudanodonta complanata)
MothsBelted Beauty (Lycia zonaria britannica)
Vascular plantsLimonium binervosum agg.

Habitats for which action plans have been prepared

Local habitatAncient Semi-Natural Broadleaved Woodland
Local habitatLimebeds
Local habitatMeres
Local habitatPeatland
Local habitatPonds
Local habitatRoadside Verges
Local habitatUnimproved Grassland
Priority HabitatsAncient and/or species-rich hedgerows
Priority HabitatsCereal field margins
Priority HabitatsCoastal and floodplain grazing marsh
Priority HabitatsCoastal saltmarsh
Priority HabitatsCoastal sand dunes
Priority HabitatsFens
Priority HabitatsLowland heathland
Priority HabitatsLowland wood-pasture and parkland
Priority HabitatsMudflats
Priority HabitatsReedbeds
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