Ceredigion is rich in habitats and wildlife; its biodiversity is an important component of the County's distinctiveness. 'Rhos' pastures (also the habitat of the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly); estuaries and wetlands of international importance that support wildfowl and waders and oak woodland all contribute to the biodiversity of the County. Ceredigion is also a stronghold for the Red Kite and Chough. The coastline of Cardigan Bay is of importance for sea birds whilst its waters support Bottlenose Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise and Atlantic Grey Seal.
Conserving biodiversity is not just about rare or threatened species, it is about all living things. Protecting the variety of life around is increasingly important, not just for the intrinsic worth of plants and animals themselves, but for human needs.
The Ceredigion Nature Recovery Plan (CNRP) was launched in March 2017 at Llangrannog Urdd Centre and sets out the objectives and actions of the Ceredigion Nature Partnership (CNP) to reverse the decline in biodiversity and work towards healthy functioning ecosystems. It has been produced by the CNP, a group which has been set up as a replacement for the Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP), which aims to conserve and enhance the local biodiversity in Ceredigion
Planning for biodiversity in Ceredigion is a continuous process; the CNP will evolve as knowledge increases and through the actions that will be taken to sustain a range of habitats and species in the County.