Biological diversity implies the diversity of living organisms that inhabit land and water, as well as diversity within different species, between species and ecosystems. Biodiversity is not only the overall diversity of forms and phenomena of plant and animal life but also the diversity of functions of living organisms. Preservation of biodiversity is conservation and restoration of disturbed ecosystems and natural habitats, as well as the preservation and recovery of plant and animal species. Sustainable use is the use of biological diversity components that do not cause biodiversity loss, but it is a rational use of natural resources and the maintenance of the degree of biodiversity potential that meets the needs and aspirations of present and future generations.
The Kent Biodiversity Partnership is...
A wide, voluntary partnership formed of every partner participating in the development and delivery of the Kent BAP. It includes Steering Group members, Habitat Action Plan (HAP) lead partners and HAP working group members. We wouldn’t be here without our dedicated partners that helped us strive and achieve our goal and not just preserve but improve the wildlife in Kent and in other areas. We are eternally grateful to them.
The Partnership has a Steering Group formed of the core partner organizations responsible for coordinating and steering the development and delivery of the Kent BAP. Each Kent Habitat Action Plan has been developed by a single lead-partner organization that has worked in close consultation with a dedicated working group.
There are numerous habitats in the Kent area and based on their characteristics they are divided on: farmlands, coastal habitats (the UK has 31 thousand km of coast), freshwater habitats (like ditches, canals, ponds, lakes, streams and rivers), wild landscapes of heathland and moorland, grasslands, marine, and wetlands that are quite vital part in the nature.
There are also towns and gardens that are bringing nature to us and our lives every day making the air in the city breathable, and of course, woodlands that are carefully maintained and cared for not just to preserve the animals but also the plants that grow there.