Northern Welsh Moors
Northern Welsh Moors
The Northern Welsh Moors is a unique landscape shaped by traditional farming and the local communities surrounding it.
Covering 2,000 square kilometres, the area epitomises the incredible diversity of the Welsh landscape. The uplands are a spectacular mosaic of farmed land, upland heath, ffridd, western Atlantic oak and birch woods, rivers, lakes, grasslands and blanket bog.
They support a fantastic wealth of species, as well as underpinning the local economy.
Our aim is to secure the future of the Northern Welsh Moors’ precious wildlife, diverse habitats and scenic beauty by working in partnerships with local people and conservation organisations.
Reserves and other protected areas are a key part of Futurescapes. They provide core areas for nature to thrive and eventually repopulate the surrounding landscapes. The key RSPB reserves within this Futurescape are:
Futurescapes is all about collaboration. There are many organisations and people involved in managing land in the Northern Welsh Moors. Our challenge is working together to find ways of making more space for nature. To achieve this we’re working with:
- British Association for Shooting and Conservation
- British Trust for Ornithology
- Butterfly Conservation
- Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB
- Conwy County Borough Council
- Denbighshire County Council
- Flintshire County Council
- Gwynedd County Council
- National Trust
- Natural Resources Wales
- North Wales Wildlife Trust
- Severn Rivers Trust
- Snowdonia National Park Authority
- UPM Tilhill
- Welsh Water
- Woodland Trust
- Wrexham County Borough Council
Saving special places
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