Habitats found in the borough
Habitats are the different environments where plants and animals live.
The term is often used in the wider sense, referring to major assemblages of plants and animals found together, such as woodlands, wetlands or grasslands. Richmond is exceptionally lucky in supporting a wealth of different habitats, several of which are important on an international scale - some of the most important habitats are acid grassland, broad-leaved woodland and the River Thames.
Safeguarding and enhancing habitats is the key to conserving biodiversity. A good quality habitat can support a far richer range of species than a poor quality/mismanaged one. We have provided descriptions of the main habitats found in Richmond and where to go to see the plants and animals that live there.