Wildlife and biodiversity
Lambeth is surprisingly rich in wildlife.
Find out about our local nature reserves, the Biodiversity Action Plan and how to report wildlife crime.
Lambeth is surprisingly rich in wildlife, and not just in our parks and open spaces. The borough is home to many different wild plants and animals, which use places like gardens, parks, allotments and railway linesides as 'habitats' for shelter, feeding and travel.
Lambeth has a number of areas which are important for wildlife, and for local people to learn about and enjoy the environment.
The Lambeth Biodiversity Action Plan, or ‘Lambeth BAP’, is our commitment, made in partnership with residents, businesses and other organisations, to protect Lambeth’s wildlife and biodiversity.
Just as crimes are committed against people they can also be committed against wildlife. Many wildlife species are protected by law, as are the habitats they live in. When wild animals are found dead, it's important to know whether this was due to human activity or natural causes, and what to do in order to have the body of a dead animal safely disposed of.
The People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and Lambeth Council are asking all wildlife lovers in the borough to take part in an annual survey of mammals in the urban environment called "Living with Mammals".