The dramatic landscape of Upper Conwy in Snowdonia National Park may look resilient and rugged but it's very vulnerable to climate change. By working with local communities, organisations, landowners and tenant farmers we’re creating joined-up habitats that are rich in wildlife and resilient to climate change.
At first glance, Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales is buzzing with life. But this fragile network of habitats is severely at risk from climate change. Flash floods are threatening mature trees and nesting sites, as well as negatively affecting the soil chemistry of important wetland habitats.
Killerton is home to more than 30 species of butterfly, as well as bats, owls and insects living in the veteran trees. But all of this is at risk from climate change, which is causing frequent and intense drought, storms and heatwaves.
Working collaboratively with farmers, landowners, other organisations and local communities, we are looking at ways of preventing flood damage, reducing silt build-up and improving biodiversity in the Skell Valley.
Mount Stewart Estate in County Down is a remarkable place, positioned on the east shore of Strangford Lough, it is exposed to the elements and vulnerable to climate change. Working with partners we are adapting to rising sea levels and creating new wildlife habitats.
Extreme weather, unpredictable rainfall, drought and flooding are all taking their toll on landscapes and buildings of Ham House but, our team is working hard to put in measures that will help the estate adapt to climate change.