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From its coastal waters through to its moorland peaks, Devon supports an outstandingly rich and varied range of habitats and species. This wildlife resource - its biodiversity - is one of the features which makes Devon special.

Select Devon County Council Biodiversity Role and Action Programme image - PDF icon (1.47MB - pdf help) for information about the County Council's commitment to the conservation and enhancement of Devon's wildlife and natural features. The associated plan is Devon County Council's Biodiversity Action Plan 2009 - 10 image - PDF icon (271KB - pdf help).

This site also includes a range of initiatives in which the County Council is involved in partnership with other agencies and organisations, including:

  • The Devon Biodiversity Action Plan, produced through the Devon Biodiversity Partnership
  • Information on Devon's Hedges and the work of the Devon Hedge Group
  • Advice relating to Japanese Knotweed and the role of the Devon Knotweed Forum

Find out more

Contact Us

Environment Group, Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall


0345 155 1015


01392 382135

Key Publications / Downloads


Discovering wildlife in Devon - cover
Discovering wildlife in Devon image - PDF icon (1.66MB - pdf help)