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Wildlife and nature

Noble Street

In the City, open spaces, churchyards and gardens provide a haven for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. They also provide space for rest and recreation, to help us stay relaxed and more in contact with the natural world.

Improving biodiversity in urban environments such as the City of London is not about focusing on rare and endangered species; it is about ensuring that the natural world which supports us remains healthy. Plants and trees have always formed an integral part of the urban environment. They work very hard for us by cleaning the air, water and soil from toxins, pollutants and waste products. They also help to retain moisture in the air and reduce the urban heat island effect.

Find out how we are supporting biodiversity in the City of London.

Discover which sites are important for wildlife and nature in Square Mile.

11 August 2016
Last Modified:
20 August 2019