Biodiversity is the complete array of all living things, however large or small, and how these living things are intricately linked together often in relationships of which we are not aware. There are a great range of habitats, species and relationships found in Newtownabbey Borough Council area; from coastal shores to scattered woodland, the variety of farmland to our own back gardens; all are part of the fabric which makes up the biodiversity of the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey.
Biodiversity is a principle issue within sustainable development ensuring that we can meet the economic, environmental and social needs of the present generation whilst meeting the needs of future generations.
Local Biodiversity Action Plan Consultation
A Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is in the early stages of development.
The LBAP will build on the previous action plans in the legacy council areas and reflect on habitats and species found across our shared landscape from Lough Neagh to Belfast Lough.
If you have any comments or ideas to feed into the plan please contact Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer T. 028 9446 3113 ext. 31371 or E. [email protected] by Friday 18 November 2016.
Legacy Antrim Borough Council Biodiversity Action Plan 2007 - 2010 (3.4Mb)
Legacy Antrim Borough Council Biodiversity Actions (xcl)
Legacy Newtownabbey Borough Council Biodiversity Action Plan (4Mb)
Legacy Newtownabbey Borough Council Biodiversity Actions (xcl)
The Northern Ireland National Ecosystem Assessment is part of a UK–wide project to assess the state of our ecosystems and how we value the services that they provide. NIEL was lead author and coordinated contributions from 70 scientists to produce the Northern Ireland Chapter of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment in 2011.
For more information visit www.nienvironmentlink.org/cmsfiles/files/Publications/NEA-Summary-for-web.pdf