This is the information page for the WBP Lowland Grassland and Heathland Ecosystem Group. The Lowland Grassland and Heathland Ecosystem Group activities relate to the following Section 7 priority habitats in Wales: Lowland Dry Acid Grassland; Lowland Calcareous Grassland; Lowland Meadows; Purple Moor Grass and Rush Pastures; Calaminarian Grasslands; Lowland Heathland

Wales has extensive areas of lowland grassland and heathland and each habitat supports a rich community of plants and animals. Grassland types are varied and include lowland meadows, calcareous, acid and neutral grasslands. Heathlands include wet and dry heath and there are transitions between lowland heathland and grassland in coastal areas such as the Llŷn peninsular. Welsh commons are of particular interest for their heathland and wet grassland communities.

Lowland Grassland & Heathland Priority Habitats in Wales

Lowland Grassland & Heathland Priority Habitats in Wales

The WBP Lowland Grassland and Heathland 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 Lowland Grassland and Heathland Group group draws its membership from a range of statutory, local authority and wildlife charities and is chaired by Helen Buckingham, National Trust.

Do you have a question relating to the work of this group? contact us

  1. Anglesey Coastal Heath and Grassland Priority synopsis
  2. Anglesey Coastal Heath and Grassland Priority habitat map
  3. Llyn peninsula Coastal heathland and Grassland Priority synopsis
  4. Llyn peninsula Coastal heathland and Grassland habitat map
  5. Gwydir Mines Calaminarian Grasslands Priority habitat synopsis
  6. Gwydir Mines Calaminarian Grasslands Priority habitat map
  7. Calcareous Grassland and Heath NE Wales Priority synopsis
  8. Calcareous Grassland and Heath NE Wales Priority habitat map
  9. Flood Plain Meadows of Wrexham Priority synopsis
  10. Flood Plain Meadows of Wrexham Priority habitat map
  11. Flood Plain Meadows of Radnor habitat synopsis
  12. Flood Plain Meadows of Radnor Priority habitat map
  13. Ceredigion Coastal Heath Priority habitat synopsis
  14. Ceredigion Coastal Heath Priority habitat map
  15. Ceredigion Hinterland Marshy Grasslands Priority synopsis
  16. Ceredigion Hinterland Marshy Grasslands Priority habitat map
  17. Ceredigion Shingle Heath and Grassland Priority synopsis
  18. Ceredigion Shingle Heath and Grassland Priority habitat map
  19. Elan Valley Grasslands Priority habitat synopsis
  20. Elan Valley Grasslands Priority habitat map
  21. Pembrokeshire Coastal Plain Grassland and Heathland Priority habitat map
  22. Preseli and Carn Ingli Hills Priority habitat synopsis
  23. Preseli and Carn Ingli Hills Priority habitat map
  24. Gower Coastal Limestone Grassland and Heathland Priority habitat synopsis
  25. Gower Coastal Limestone Grassland and Heathland Priority habitat map
  26. Gower Commons and Grasslands Priority habitat synopsis
  27. Gower Commons and Grasslands Priority habitat map
  28. South Wales Valleys Marshy Grassland synopsis
  29. South Wales Valleys Marshy Grassland Priority habitat map
  30. Marshy grasslands of South Glamorgan Priority habitat synopsis
  31. Marshy grasslands of South Glamorgan Priority habitat map
  32. Monmouthshire Grasslands Priority habitat synopsis
  33. Monmouthshire Grasslands Priority habitat map

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'

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