ABITAT MANAGEMENT INVESTIGATION (Ecology and Conservations)

you should pick a particular conservation site in london,There is at present a need for the management of many semi-natural habitats for nature conservation. There are a variety of issues involved that everyone involved in either designing for nature or managing such habitats, needs to be thoroughly aware of. You are therefore asked to carry out an investigation into the management of a specific site of your choice , it must be in London, you can find information from the council website.(preferably in Kensington Chelsea area, but if you know of a specific conservation site in London, it doesn t matter). You will review and explain the features and history of the site and the current management plan(s) associated with the site, and then extend these plans, proposing modifications to a particular part of the site or a site close by.


STUDENT BRIEF: You must produce a detailed report on the history, features and management of a semi-natural or natural habitat site. This must include some element of your own input into management planning, by extending an existing management plan in some way.


Typical habitats could include woodlands, ponds, meadows, heaths, marshes, sand dunes, and urban areas. SAFE ACCESS AS TO A PUBLIC PLACE IS ESSENTIAL.

A general description of the features and the history of the site. This should make reference to the regional character, geomorphologic features, history and current use, etc. At least one map or plan of the area should be included, locating its main features, correctly oriented and with a key if necessary. Photos can be added if relevant.
A description and discussion of the current habitat management plan for the area. This will probably involve a discussion of the habitat objectives for wildlife conservation, and the often conflicting demands for amenity and access by a variety of different interest groups within the local or other communities. Accurate identification of the habitats and/or species regarded of value, or that are of particular classifications of rarity in the area will probably be essential for this plan to be judged.
Your own ideas of how the ecological management plan could be extended or improved. This is most easily delivered by considering a smaller section of the area, or an area for which the management plan is sketchy, or an area adjacent to the main part of the site for which a management plan has not yet been drawn up. Again this will need to balance objectives, as the existing plan is likely to try to do. HOWEVER THIS AN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION COURSE, AND YOU SHOULD BE PLANNING PRIMARILY FOR ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY NOT AMENITY, LEISURE AND ACCESS.

PLEASE USE IN TEXT CITATIONS AS WELL AS IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY, SOMETHING LIKE JONES(1998) BELIEVES THAT.......