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
Victory for Harapan Rainforest
Beautiful Hutan Harapan forest is a precious remnant of the rainforest that once covered much of Sumatra (Photo: RSPB-images/Steve Roland) Hutan Harapan is one of the last remaining areas of dry lowland Sumatran forest and is among the most th...(r...Posted 12/04/2019 by Heather Mitchell
Rila Mountains: The Final Piece in Bulgaria's Protected Area Network for Birds
Daniel Pullan, our International Casework Manager writes: I was thrilled last week when my Bulgarian colleague Irina Mateeva told me that the Bulgarian Government had designated the last part of the Rila Mountains as a Special Protection Area. This a...Posted 04/04/2019 by Heather Mitchell
A net gain for nature
How can built development leave the natural environment in a better shape than it was before? This is the question at the heart of Defra’s recent consultation on ‘biodiversity net gain’. We know from the State of Nature 2016 report ...(read more)Posted 01/03/2019 by Simon Marsh
What will the new NPPF mean for places, people and nature?
On Tuesday the Government published a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England. You can see our previous commentary on the draft version here , here and here . The NPPF sets out the Government’s planning policies for England...(read ...Posted 27/07/2018 by Steph