Heathrow has been awarded The Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark Award for a sixth year in a row. The UK’s hub is the only airport to have been given this award. Heathrow actively manages around 100 hectares across 13 sites for nature conservation, including four reserve areas that are open for local people to enjoy. The Wildlife Trust independently judges more than 40 organisations’ commitments to biodiversity, visiting each site and measuring their compliance with stringent environmental requirements. Heathrow was awarded the Biodiversity Benchmark for its continued commitment to biodiversity - keeping a close eye on a wide variety of species in the area and managing the land to support them. The Princes Lakes were also commended for their potential for improvements to wildlife and habitats. Sustainability Director Matt Gorman said “We are delighted to have been recognised for our continued commitment to biodiversity around Heathrow and winning the award six years running is an achievement we are really proud of. We are committed to running Heathrow responsibly and continually building on our success.” Heathrow media centre: Heathrow wins sixth Biodiversity Benchmark award.