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.
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.
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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'