Wildlife sites

Brecknock Wildlife Trust and other partners are working together on a project to identify 'Wildlife Sites' in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Brecknock.

Wildlife Conservation Outside Nature Reserves

Within the landscape there are areas that are especially important for wildlife; for example old hay meadows, a field where lapwing breed, a piece of broadleaved woodland or a building where bats roost.

Our countryside has seen radical changes over the last 50 or so years. The pressures of urbanization, forestry and the modernisation of agriculture have impacted upon semi-natural habitats such as broadleaved woodland and unimproved pasture. Remaining habitats are fragmented and often modified or degraded... Research shows that many UK species simply cannot survive in this new landscape and their populations are declining.

Together Wildlife and Statutory Sites will provide the network of habitats that is needed to maintain our native species and preserve the local character of our countryside and its biodiversity.

Wildlife Sites are not restricted to farmland. Any areas of land such as post-industrial land, small holdings, urban greenspaces, and road verges are all suitable candidates, provided they reach the selection criteria and are not already protected.

The project officer works in partnership with BBNP, with support from the Countryside Council for Wales, the Biodiversity Information Service and the area's wildlife trusts.

More information About Wildlife Sites in Brecon Beacons National Park?

Copyright: Gareth Ellis

For further information:
Contact enquiries@brecknockwildlifetrust.org.uk
or tel: 01874 625708