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Securing Eryri's sustainable future for future generations 

We can all contribute to ensuring a sustainable future for the National Park. Being involved in protecting an area as special as Eryri can be an inspirational experience and make us feel a stronger connection to the natural world around us.

The importance of protecting Eryri National Park

Parks are special and important areas. About 20% of Wales’ land is in a National Park. National Parks have only recently become part of the Welsh landscape. Eryri was designated a National Park in 1951. The importance of Eryri is recognised worldwide.

  • Habitats for species and wildlife
    There are 17 National Nature Reserves in Eryri—more than any other national park in England and Wales. In addition, there are 56 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. These reserves and sites are essential for species of international importance.
  • Essential landscapes
    National parks such as Eryri play an essential role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Peatlands are fantastic carbon stores. There are 17 million tonnes of carbon stored in the peatlands of Eryri.
  • Health and well-being
    Health and well-being is one of this generation’s most prominent issues. Experiencing and coming into contact with nature in areas such as national parks can improve our mental and physical health and well-being.
Protecting Eryri

We can all play a part in protecting Eryri for generations to come.

Eryri Ambassadors
Over 600 individuals have qualified as Eryri National Park Ambassadors and contribute to the protection of Eryri's special qualities.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities to take advatage of across the National Park.
The National Park Authority
Eryri National Park Authority is the primary public body responsible for the National Park.
Working in Partnership
The National Park Authority works with a range of organisations to ensure a sustainable future for the National Park.
Rhododendron Ponticum
Challenges facing the National Park
Some of Eryri National Park's biggest challenges include climate change, visitor pressures and invasive species. Eryri National Park Authority is working with several other organisations to address these challenges.
A light-brown coloured highland cow with horns looks directly at the camera.
Conservation Work
Eryri National Park Authority is the core partner of many conservation projects in Eryri. These projects play a huge role in conserving and enhancing the area's special qualities.
Conservation Work
Eryri National Park Partnership Plan
The Eryri National Park Partnership Plan is a plan that sets out the special qualities of the National Park. It is these qualities that makes Eryri a unique and important place. The plan outlines ways of working together to protect these qualities.
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Young Rangers Scheme
The National Park Authority's Young Ranger Scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to engage with Eryri's special and unique qualities.
Young Rangers Scheme
Caru Eryri
Caru Eryri is a volunteer initiative in collaboration with the Eryri Society, the Outdoor Partnership, and the National Trust. Our goal is to mitigate the growing impact of visitors on the National Park.
Caru Eryri
Warden yn Clirio Jac y Neidiwr -  Warden clearing Himalayan Balsam
Eryri National Park Wardens often work on the frontline of protection and conservation work in Eryri. Their duties can range from daily engagement with National Park communities to landscape restoration.
National Park Wardens
A volunteer works on a stone path
The invaluable contribution of volunteers is key to the protection and conservation of the National Park. There is a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available throughout the year.