Securing Snowdonia'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 Snowdonia can be an inspirational experience and make us feel a stronger connection to the natural world around us.
The importance of protecting Snowdonia 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. Snowdonia was designated a National Park in 1951. The importance of Snowdonia is recognised worldwide.
Habitats for species and wildlife There are 17 National Nature Reserves in Snowdonia—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 Snowdonia 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 Snowdonia.
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.
We can all play a part in protecting Snowdonia for generations to come.
Over 600 individuals have qualified as Snowdonia National Park Ambassadors and contribute to the protection of Snowdonia's special qualities.
There are numerous volunteer opportunities to take advatage of across the National Park.
The National Park Authority
Snowdonia 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.
Challenges facing the National Park
Some of Snowdonia National Park's biggest challenges include climate change, visitor pressures and invasive species. Snowdonia National Park Authority is working with several other organisations to address these challenges.
The Snowdonia National Park Partnership Plan is a plan that sets out the special qualities of the National Park. It is these qualities that make Snowdonia a unique and important place. The plan outlines ways of working together to protect these qualities.
Snowdonia National Park Wardens often work on the frontline of protection and conservation work in Snowdonia. Their duties can range from daily engagement with National Park communities to landscape restoration.