Biodiversity in the National Park

The biodiversity of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a tremendous natural asset. It helps give the National Park its distinct character, supports farming, forestry, tourism and other businesses; and provides visitors and local people alike with opportunities for spiritual refreshment and healthy exercise.

Many of the Park’s habitats and species are internationally important and the Park is the only place in Britain where you can find a number of rare species. The sheer variety of the Park’s wildlife owes much to its special climate and underlying topography combined with remoteness and traditional farming practices.

Our National Park is a semi-natural, cultural landscape, moulded by nature but influenced by mankind’s management of the land over thousands of years. The biodiversity that exists in the Brecon Beacons today is the result of these intertwined processes.

Use the navigation bar to the left of the page to find out more about the Park’s species and habitats.

Want to get out and enjoy wildlife in the National Park? Why not go on a Brecknock Wildlife Trust event or find other wild places to visit in the National Park.