Biodiversity Toolkit: Increasing Biodiversity in Urban Green Spaces


Together with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and other partners, we have launched a ‘Biodiversity Toolkit’ to help housing providers and residents support more wildlife on their estates. 

It provides a guide on some of the best ways to improve the quality of green spaces for wildlife while involving residents in key decision making.

We hope you find it useful!

This project was funded by Natural Environmental Research Council grant NE/ S013989/1.

Citation: Botham, M.S, Howell, K., Kerans, J., Pescott, O. L., Roy, H. R., Barnett-Warden, E., Scott, I., Szczerba, P., Vince, J., P., Boydell, M., Cartwright, S., Hunt, T., and Peyton, J. M. (2020). Biodiversity Toolkit for Housing Providers. Field Studies Council Publications


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Background and how to get started

What is biodiversity? Why is it important and how do we go about helping the wildlife around where most people live?

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Biodiversity management options

This part of the toolkit is designed to help estate managers choose appropriate options to help improve biodiversity across their housing stock.

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Sources of information

The toolkit brings together knowledge and research from across many organisations.

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Case study: Putting the bee in Bracknell

To help develop the toolkit we put some of the management options into practise on our site in Bracknell in the hope of encouraging a wider range of plants and animals.

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The Biodiversity Toolkit (PDF)

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