Protecting and celebrating Snowdonia’s Celtic Rainforests.
What are Celtic Rainforests?
Celtic Rainforests are extremely rare habitats.
These forests are only found in areas close to the sea—making Snowdonia the perfect place for such habitats. The conditions in these areas are perfect for rare plants, lichens and forest fungi to grow.
These forests are also referred to as Temperate Forests or Atlantic Forests.
Celtic Rainforests are believed to be under greater threat than tropical rainforests
Celtic Rainforests Project
LIFE Celtic Rainforests project is a conservation project led by Snowdonia National Park Authority and other partners working within the National Park.
This £7 million project protects and restores Snowdonia’s Celtic rainforests.
- Snowdonia National Park Authority
Snowdonia National Park Authority is working to secure a sustainable future for the National Park.
- Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust is a forest conservation and restoration body that operates throughout Britain, including Snowdonia.
The RSPB is a charity working throughout Britain to ensure the conservation and enhancement of bird habitats.
- Welsh Water
Welsh Water is a not-for-profit company responsible for the water supply of everyone who lives in Wales.
- Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales is an organisation focusing on many environmental issues in Wales.
- Natura 2000
Natura 2000 is a network of protected natural areas in the European Union.
The LIFE scheme is a funding source established by the European Union to finance environmental and climate change work.