Nature conservation areas are habitats which contribute to the biodiversity of the Doncaster countryside. From a definition set by Kaplan, nature conservation areas are 'land, water and geological features which have been naturally colonised by plants and animals and which are accessible on foot'.
Ecology is the study of all living organisms, their interactions and their habitats. Doncaster Council has a dedicated ecologist who provides advice, guidance and information in order to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the borough.
Biological diversity, or ‘biodiversity’, describes the variety of life around us from the smallest microbe to the largest tree.
Local sites represent a comprehensive suite of the Borough's locally and regionally important wildlife and geological sites. These sites are designated to acknowledge and help conserve their special features, and contribute to the wider ecological network including statutory sites (i.e. SSSI', SAC's and SPA's).
Follow the links for further information about environmental planning: