About Us

Who we are

The North East Biodiversity Forum was founded in 2000 and is a partnership of over 25 different organisations covering Northumberland, County Durham, Tees Valley and Tyne & Wear.  The Forum members share a common interest in conserving and improving the biodiversity of the region.

Our membership includes statutory agencies, regional bodies, national and local wildlife charities, local Biodiversity Action Plan partnerships, local authorities and business.  Our current membership is listed below:

Blyth Valley Council

City of Sunderland

Country Land and Business Association

Defence Estates

Durham Biodiversity Partnership

Durham Heritage Coast

Durham Wildlife Trust

Environment Agency

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

Forestry Commission

Government Office North East

Grazing Animals Project

Hartlepool Council


National Farmers Union

National Trust

Natural England

Natural History Society of Northumbria

Newcastle City BAP Steering Group

North East Assembly

North East Community Forests

North Pennines AONB

North Tyneside BAP

Northumberland Biodiversity Partnership

Northumberland Coast AONB

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland Strategic Partnership

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Northumbrian Water

One NorthEast

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

South Tyneside Council

Tees Valley BAP Steering Group

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust