Wildlife and biodiversity
The green spaces in the Borough of Broxbourne are a haven for wildlife, from the tiniest insects to mammals and larger birds. Local Wildlife Sites (LoWS) are important areas which contain significant wildlife habitats and species. The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Local Nature Partnership have identified approximately 80 LoWS in the Borough, ranging from ancient woodland and ponds to more recently created wildflower meadows. These sites are home to many native plants and animals, some of which are rare or declining in number, and the Council strives to conserve and enhance these extremely important areas whenever possible. By providing a place for nature to thrive, LoWS contribute to the quality of life, knowledge, mental and physical health, and add economic value to local communities.