The Birmingham and Black Country Local Nature Partnership (BBCLNP) coordinates different projects and people to champion the role of the natural environment.
Habitat types (UK NEA habitats):
Mountains, moors and heaths
Freshwater, wetlands and floodplains
Partners, organisations and stakeholders involved:
- Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust
- Local authority
- Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
- Nature Improvement Areas (NIA)
- Birmingham and Black Country biodiversity and geodiversity partnership
Aims of the project/initiative:
Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) were established in 2012 under the 2011 White Paper for England. LNPs are umbrella organisations that coordinate different projects and actors to strategically improve the range of benefits we get from the environment.
The vision of the BBCLNP is, "To represent and champion the essential role of the natural environment in achieving a vibrant, healthy and prosperous Birmingham and Black Country to the benefit of economy and society."
The BBCLNP strives to achieve it's vision by linking people, place, partnership and business. It aims to be a driver for positive change by championing the natural environment and the benefits obtained from ecosystem services. The LNP also aims to improve understanding of the vital role the natural environment plays in economic growth. To do this it works closely with a range of stakeholders and organisations, establishing meaningful partnerships. A main aim of the LNP is to create equitable access to green and blue networks in the region, with everyone having access to greenspace (ideally natural) within five minutes of their home and work place.