The rich wildlife sites found around the Three Rivers estuaries, surrounding valleys and coast are beautiful and valued internationally.
Varied landscapes and shores – from dramatic coastline to the intimacy of woodlands, wetlands and meadows – host a stunning diversity of animals and plants.
We're linking land management with the important marine resources of Carmarthen Bay – working with local landowners and partners, providing advice, support and leadership to ensure the future of important wildlife and its home.
Our ambition is to create and maintain a vibrant landscape which supports sustainable farming, wildlife and natural flood protection.
Explore the area
Find out what’s going on near this Futurescape, including places to visit, news and local events, plus how you can work or volunteer for us.
We're working to safeguard and improve special places for nature. Each Futurescape contains a range of initiatives in addition to our reserves. The combination of these creates better conditions for wildlife across the countryside.
On Penlan Farm, John, Tegwyn and their team Richard, Rowan and Roger believe commercial farming and conservation are able to coexist.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire has been chosen as one of five landmark sites to promote Wales RSPB Cymru’s Giving Nature a Home campaign. This aims to inspire more people in Wales to create homes for nature.
Futurescapes is all about collaboration. There are many organisations and people involved in managing land in the Three Rivers. Our challenge is working together to find ways of making more space for nature. To achieve this we’re working with:
- Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd
- Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Butterfly Conservation
- Carmathen Bay and Estuaries European Marine Site
- Carmarthenshire County Council
- Carmarthenshire Rivers Trust
- GirlGuiding Carmarthenshire
- Kidwelly Town Council
- Marine Conservation Society
- National Trust
- National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Natural Resources Wales
- Wales Coast Path
- Welsh Water
- Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
- Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
- Woodland Trust
Saving special places
G7 Commentary - Nature compact success or failure?
For the first time the G7 has made a nature-positive commitment to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity by 2030. This is unprecedented. Never before we have seen nature prioritised in a way that recognises the importance of a healthy natural wor...Posted 14/06/2021 by Vanessa Amaral-Rogers
A big step for international whale conservation - sei whale Key Biodiversity Area in Falklands
By Michelle Winnard, Communications Officer, Falklands Conservation Sei whale by Caroline Weir, Falklands Conservation In a big step for international whale conservation, the Falkland Islands have been confirmed as a hotspot for a globally end...(re...Posted 12/05/2021 by Heather Mitchell
Rejecting aluminium from Ghana's Forests
As Ghana weighs economic benefits of mining bauxite for aluminum, multi-billion-dollar global companies support community groups calling for protection of critical forest. Natalie Hall, RSPB Senior Advisor for International Site Policy explains. Atew...Posted 03/02/2021 by Vanessa Amaral-Rogers
Taking ‘Favourable Conservation Status’ out of the ‘too difficult’ box
Favourable Conservation Status (FCS) is a concept enshrined in international, European and national nature protection laws. Head of Sites Conservation Policy, Kate Jennings explains the idea of identifying what good looks like for habitats and s...(r...Posted 13/02/2020 by Vanessa Amaral-Rogers