This is the information page for the WBP Uplands Ecosystem Group. The Uplands Ecosystem Group activities relate to the following Section 7 priority habitats in Wales: Upland Heathland; Blanket Bog; Upland Calcareous Grassland; Upland Flushes, Fens and Swamps; Mountain Heaths and Willow Scrub; Inland Rock Outcrop and Scree Habitats; Limestone Pavement
Mountains, moorlands and upland heaths are well represented in Wales and relatively undamaged by human activities. Habitats include upland grasslands, heathlands, woodlands and bogs. The Welsh uplands support artic-alpine species at their southern limit in the UK including arctic mousear, alpine saxifrage and snowdon lily - the latter of which is found in Snowdonia and nowhere else in the UK.
The WBP Upland Group has identified priority areas for targeted conservation effort in Wales which are listed below. The area maps are also available in GIS format. Use the CONTACT US to request the files.
The Upland Group draws its membership from a range of statutory, local authority and wildlife charities and is chaired by Charles Morgan, RSPB Cymru.
Do you have a question relating to the work of this group? CONTACT US
If you would like to submit a biodiversity-related or ecosystem approach evidence gap to this group please contact us
If your gap could be addressed through research activity/ a specific research project, please visit the Evidence Gaps Project page and click on the link 'Formulating Questions for Scientific Research'
Upland Actions Jan 2012 (pdf)
Upland Actions Oct 2011 (pdf)
Upland Actions July 2011 (pdf)
Information on the work of the Upland Group and projects supported by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership can be also found on the UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS), along with information on additional actions undertaken for species and habitats across the UK.
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Actions occurring in and around the Welsh Upland Priority Action Areas can also be explored here