Nature in Merthyr Tydfil

The Merthyr Tydfil Biodiversity Partnership was formed to help implement and meet the targets of the Local Biodiversity Action Plan. The targets for all habitats in this plan are to maintain extent, achieve favourable condition, restore, expand, maintain and increase species in the borough.

The partnership is made up of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, and a variety of individuals, community groups, voluntary, government, and non-government organisations.

The partnership meets every 3 months, please contact Gill Hampson if you would like to join the partnership or be added to the mailing list.

The Merthyr Tydfil area is rich in wildlife- salmon, otters and kingfishers make a home on the River Taff, the woodlands of Taf Fechan have iconic birds such as pied flycatchers and redstarts and Cyfartha Park has a significant population of great crested newts and magnificent parkland to explore. Taken together with the rich industrial and cultural heritage, the Merthyr Tydfil area is well worth a visit.

Key contact

Gill Hampson - Biodiversity Officer

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Unit 5, Pentrebach
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 4TQ

Phone:01685 726251
Website: click here

Merthyr Tydfil is a valued member of the all-Wales Local Nature Partnership Network

Species in Wales

Amphibians & Reptiles



Terrestrial Mammals



Helping Wildlife

Wildlife Gardening