Find out what biodiversity means
Biodiversity means the abundance and variety of all life on Earth. This includes all animals, plants, the habitats they live in and the ecosystems they are part of.
The relationships between species, habitats and ecosystems and their processes are key to sustaining a healthy, functioning planet and creating essential environmental, social and economic benefits for people.
Biodiversity in Kingston
As an outer London borough, Kingston is surrounded by significant greenspaces, making it strategically important for wildlife populations to connect with other areas. With 37% greenspace covering 1,369 hectares, Kingston supports a diverse range of habitats, including ancient woodlands, the internationally rare Hogsmill chalk stream, hedgerows, ponds, and grasslands.
Kingston’s aims and objectives
Kingston is determined to be a leading borough that takes a prominent role in protecting the environment. We want to showcase how a London borough can host an environment in which both humans and wildlife can thrive to mutual benefit, which can also contribute to the overall health of the planet.