Find out how Barking and Dagenham protect biodiversity and wildlife in the area.

View sites of importance and local nature reserves on a map

Most development sites, even the smallest ones, support wildlife, and it is important that this wildlife is protected and that development sites contribute to increasing wildlife in the borough.

Householders carrying out work that affects roofs or trees must ensure that breeding birds and bat roosts are not harmed, even if planning permission is not required for the works.


Tell us about local wildlife

The more information we have about wildlife, the more we can do to protect it.

If you have sightings of wildlife you would like to send us, please complete the Wildlife Records form and return it to

Wildlife records form (DOCX, 16.72 KB)

You can also submit records online at Greenspace Information for Greater London