Powys is known for its rural nature and varied and beautiful landscapes; from extensive patchworks of enclosed farmland to the windswept moorlands above the Elan Valley and the rugged Cambrian Mountains. The county is rich in biodiversity with over 200 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The wide variety of wildlife and habitats include examples of species identified within the UKBAP and as a priority for conservation within Wales, such as the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly, which relies on south facing bracken slopes and ffridd habitat, and the red squirrel which can be found in the vast coniferous forests of north-west Brecknock.
The Powys Nature Partnership is a group of organisations and individuals working together to conserve Powys' wildlife for the future. It includes a range of third sector and public sector organisations, plus local experts and county recorders. We work together to co-ordinate, promote, and record existing and new actions to conserve and enhance nature in Powys.
Our aim is to halt and reverse the declines in wildlife across Powys by focusing on building resilient nature recovery networks which are bigger, better and more joined up.