Knowledge bank

Nature conservation policy

Mallard duckling enjoying tranquility of Bosherston lakes Stackpole Estate

Mallard duckling enjoying tranquility of Bosherston lakes Stackpole Estate

This booklet highlights our role as a nature conservation body and sets out our Nature Conservation Policy and a Nature Conservation Strategy.

Our guide to birdsong

Ever listened to a cheerful chirping and wondered which bird was behind the melody? You'll soon be an expert with our guide to birdsong.

  • European protected species

    We are the single most important landowner for bats and have a significant responsibility for many other European protected species, such as great crested newts and smooth snakes. Find out what we're doing to protect them.

  • What's so special about peat?

    Peat is of great importance to our planet. Find out more about the projects we're undertaking to manage and restore many of our sites to create resilient eco-systems.

  • Bats at our properties

    Every species of bat in the UK can be found at places under our care. Some of the rarest and most important bat roosts in the country can be found in our buildings and trees.

  • UK bat species

    All 18 UK species of bat can be found on land or in buildings that we look after. This guide explains the differences between a Pipistrelle and a Barbastelle and all the other species of bat roosting and foraging in the UK.

  • Our conservation principles

    Conservation is defined as the careful management of change. It is about revealing and sharing the significance of places and ensuring that their special qualities are protected, enhanced, understood and enjoyed by present and future generations.