Habitats

Introduction

Photo of Battersea Park Lake

What are habitats?

  • Habitats are the different environments where plants and animals live.

What types of habitats are there in Wandsworth?

  • There are 27 habitats in the borough, which are home to the 1,600 different species that have so far been recorded.
  • Grassland and heathland are two of the most predominant habitats in Wandsworth.

Habitats in Wandsworth

  • Photo of some Acid Grassland © Nigel ReeveIn 1992 and 1999, Phase One Habitat Surveys were carried out in Wandsworth.
  • These provided detailed information on the variety of habitats in the borough and the condition they are in.
  • This information is now used to make management plans for certain areas, to benefit wildlife.