The Biodiversity Group is formed by a range of organisations: it brings together members from local authorities, statutory environmental agencies and conservation charities.
The Biodiversity Group has evolved from, and has a similar role to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership, which was formed in 1996. Since then many organisations have worked successfully together to improve local biodiversity. A set of Biodiversity Action Plans were launched in 2000; they are being reviewed on a regular basis and guide the work that partners are pursuing.
Due to funding pressure, the full-time coordinator role which supported the Biodiversity Partnership no longer exists, but the delivery of strategic projects is still being coordinated by the Wildlife Trust.
The Biodiversity Group continues to promote biodiversity across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, provided information on local habitats and species, and now has a role as a specialist biodiversity advisory group of Natural Cambridgeshire.