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Local Biodiversity Action Plan

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Geographic Coverage

Plan nameLeicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Plan coverageLeicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Neighbouring plan(s)
Region / CountryEast Midlands


Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, 01/04/1998 to 01/03/2002
Natural England, 01/04/1998 to 01/03/2002
Blaby District Council, 01/04/2000 to 01/03/2002
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, 01/04/1998 to 01/03/2002
Leicestershire CPRE, 01/04/1999 to 01/03/2002
Leicestershire County Council, 01/04/1998 to 01/03/2002

Stage and status of initiative

StageStatusDateReview date
Action planPublishedJan 1998April 2003
ImplementationIn progressApril 1998
Information collation / auditAudit published1996
Introductory documentpublishedJan 1998
Partnership buildingCompleted

Species for which action plans have been prepared

CrustaceansFreshwater White-clawed Crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes)
Local speciesBarn Owl
Local speciesBlack Hairstreak
Local speciesBlack Poplar
Local speciesBrandt's Bat (Myotis brandti)
Local speciesBrown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus)
Local speciesDaubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii
Local speciesGrey Long-eared Bat (Plecotus austriacus)
Local speciesLeisler's Bat (Nyctalus leisleri)
Local speciesNatterers' Bat (Myotis nattereri
Local speciesNightingale
Local speciesNoctule Bat (Nyctalus noctula)
Local speciesPurple Small-Reed
Local speciesRedstart
Local speciesSand Martin
Local speciesSerotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus)
Local speciesSoprano Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
Local speciesViolet Helleborine
Local speciesWhiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus)
Local speciesWood Vetch
MammalsWater Vole (Arvicola terrestris)
MammalsBarbastelle Bat (Barbastella barbastellus)
MammalsOtter (Lutra lutra)
MammalsDormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)
MammalsPipistrelle Bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
MammalsGreater Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)

Habitats for which action plans have been prepared

Broad HabitatsCalcareous grassland
Local habitatFast-flowing streams
Local habitatField ponds
Local habitatFloodplain wetland
Local habitatLarge rivers
Local habitatMature trees
Local habitatNeutral grasslands
Local habitatRoadside verges
Local habitatRocks and built structures
Local habitatSessile oakwoods
Local habitatSphagnum ponds
Local habitatSprings and flushes
Priority HabitatsAncient and/or species-rich hedgerows
Priority HabitatsCereal field margins
Priority HabitatsLowland dry acid grassland
Priority HabitatsLowland heathland
Priority HabitatsLowland wood-pasture and parkland
Priority HabitatsMesotrophic lakes
Priority HabitatsReedbeds
Priority HabitatsWet woodland
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