Count local wildlife

London is wilder than you think. The capital is home to over 14,000 different types of plants and animals. Peregrine falcons nest on skyscrapers; stag beetles thrive in the suburbs; seals swim the Thames. 

Get involved

There are lots of ways that you can get involved. You can:

Why do we need to count local wildlife?

As a National Park City, London will be rich with wildlife. Some of the city’s plants and animals are doing well, like the urban foxes who live happily alongside people. Others have seen their numbers fall: there is only one population of hedgehogs left in central London.

Take time to notice our wild neighbours. Watching and counting local wildlife is fun, but also important. Recording what you see helps us understand whether different plants and animals are thriving or struggling, and what we need to do to help them.

​​​​​Let us know what wildlife you see in London. Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #NationalParkCity

The Mayor is calling on Londoners to do simple things to make our city greener as part of his plan to help make London a National Park City in 2019. Find out what else you can do

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