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Local Wildlife Sites in Northamptonshire

Welcome to the online resource for Local Wildlife Sites in Northamptonshire

Local Wildlife Sites are areas of land rich in wildlife. They are places where species and habitats flourish because of past management and are the most important areas for biodiversity outside legally protected sites. 

Wildlife Sites are protected from loss by the planning system and in local and regional policy. Their survival, however, depends on owners and managers sympathetic to the needs of wildlife. Most Wildlife Sites are privately owned and it is through the goodwill of the owners that the sites have retained their wildlife value.

Wildlife Sites can be wetlands, ancient woodlands, heaths, pastures, roadside verges, hedgerows and meadows, and make a network of natural sites accross the UK. Wildife Sites make up the fabric of our countryside and are wildlife refuges in towns and cities.

Willdife Sites are usually on private land, and as such there is no inferred right of public access. To find sites of wildlife interest in Northamptonshire to visit please click here.


The 2010 Local Wildlife Sites Newsletter has been sent out to landowners and is available to download here.

This is the first of what will be an annual newsletter that will go out to owners of Local Wildlife Sites. The aim is to keep landowners and other interested parties updated on the ongoing work of the Wildlife Sites project and to provide advice and information on conservation and management issues relating to Wildlife Sites.  


For further information download the Local Wildlife Sites handout by clicking on the image below.