Local Wildlife Sites

From mystical ancient woodlands to enchanting waterways, the UK enjoys special, often unnoticed wild places where nature thrives.

What are Wildlife Sites?

the most important places for nature, outside of protected areas such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest

It is generally felt that a countryside rich in wildlife is good for the present and future well-being of everyone. Many of our wildlife havens have already disappeared, taking with them plants and animals which were once common.

Most farms and county properties have areas which are appreciated for their wildlife interest; a field where Lapwings nest and raise their young, or a hedge bank full of flowers and butterflies in the summer. Even sites near urban areas can be important, as they provide wildlife corridors into towns.

Areas where wildlife thrives are very important and wildlife trusts across Wales are identifying these special areas as Wildlife Sites. These are the most important places for nature, outside of protected areas such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Why do Local Wildlife Sites matter?

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Montgomeryshire has 37 Local Wildlife Sites. Another 21 are proposed.

Montgomeryshire's Wildlife Sites were last surveyed between 2006 and 2010.

The last survey estimated that 88 hectares of habitat had been lost to neglect, over-grazing, agricultural improvement, drainage, afforestation, development or eutrophication.

'Where the Wild Things Are' - this project aims to engage with and inform the people of Powys about the special often unnoticed wild places which surround them, giving them a reason to leave their living rooms and step into a whole new world often just round the corner or down the street “Where the Wild Things Are…”. more...