The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
This project will pilot a new engagement initiative specifically aimed at tourism businesses who own land within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (PCNP). A consultant ecologist will deliver specialist information on ‘wildlife friendly’ land management practices and bespoke information on wildlife value and wildlife experiences within the immediate locality of each of 7 participating businesses. The aim of the initiative is to encourage tourism business to adopt land management practices that provide suitable habitats for wildlife and also to promote local ‘wildlife aware’ visitor activities and experiences that will bring benefits to both the environment and also the business.Each participating business will receive an ecological survey of their land along with an ecological report and recommendations for enhancement of their land and buildings for wildlife. Where possible PCNPA assistance will be offered to help implement the recommendations. An information pack will also contain detail on local designated sites and areas of interest within walking/cycling/short drive distance of the business. Where tourism businesses already own and manage land of high quality for wildlife then the project may focus on assisting them to interpret this for their visitors. By linking the management of land for biodiversity directly with the tourism business it is hoped that the management of the land and wildlife gains will be sustained over the longer term.
Project Total Cost: £15,675.00
Grant Awarded: £7,800.00