Working with nature in Wales

As Wales's biggest land owner, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife. We strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life.

Shepherding at Hafod y Llan, Snowdonia

Conservation shepherding at Hafod y Llan

Learn about how Hafod y Llan manages shepherding in a way that protects and restores sensitive habitats and maintains traditions.

Aerial view of Cwm Ivy marsh

Cwm Ivy: Where the sea comes in

Cwm Ivy marsh was claimed from the sea to be used as farmland in the 17th Century and was protected by a sea defence which over the years increased in size and strength. Now after nearly 400 years as farmland the landscape is changing and the sea is moving back in.

Species rich hay meadow in front of the Llanerchaeron villa, Ceredigion Wales

Save our Magnificent Meadows

Today only 2% of the meadows that existed in the 1930s remain. We're taking part in the Save our Magnificent Meadows project which will protect, conserve and restore wildflower meadows and other grasslands of the UK.

Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, Wales

Darwin discoveries at Cwm Idwal

Discover what brought Charles Darwin to Cwm Idwal, a very special place that was created over 500 million years ago.

Wild mountain goats on Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales

Working with nature at Hafod y Llan

Hafod y Llan estate proved to be one of our most successful appeals to date with around 250,000 people donating more than £5m. Find out what makes this place so special.