‘Nature’ means all living organisms and the ecological complexes (including non-living elements and processes) of which they are part. It includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems; the resilience of ecosystems; the services they provide to society and the way in which humans interact with nature.
Nature is everywhere: in gardens, fields, hedgerows, mountains, cliffs and in the sea. Its abundance and diversity is a key element of the natural systems that sustain us through ecosystem services such as pollination of crops, flood alleviation, pest control and water purification. Access to natural areas is also an aspect of quality of life, giving us pleasure, interest and understanding of our environment.
At a local level, nature is a particularly important component of Pembrokeshire’s distinctiveness. The County is justly famous for its magnificent coast, thronged with birds and carpeted with wild flowers in the spring, its quiet estuaries, steep wooded valleys and wide sweeps of heathland in the Preseli Hills. The sea and sea bed around the Pembrokeshire coast are rich in species, some of which are of considerable economic importance.
Many organizations work together in Pembrokeshire to maintain and improve local natural features. Together, they form the Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership. We are building on existing partnerships and initiatives and developing new networks and mechanisms to deliver nature conservation aims as set out in our local action plans. You can download the Partnership’s Action Plans and links to reports on completed projects here.
The Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership exists to:
Co-ordinate, promote and record existing and new actions to conserve, promote and enhance nature in the County of Pembrokeshire, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the inshore waters and seabed around the Pembrokeshire coast to 12 miles offshore, taking account of local and national priorities .
To get involved in volunteering in nature conservation, for advice on managing your land for wildlife, or for any further information, please contact us:
Biodiversity Implementation Officer
Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership