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