The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has a wonderfully varied cultural landscape of hills, valleys, cliffs, beaches, rivers and lakes. Added to this is the unmistakable human influence of thousands of years of endeavour – farm land, buildings, roads, hedgerows, woodlands, grasslands, earthworks, castles, standing stones – all monuments to our industry.
The National Park Authority is here to protect the National Park landscape and to help people to get out and enjoy it.
Use this section of the website to find out about the National Park Authority’s efforts to conserve this spectacular landscape – through our work on the coast and inland areas, in building conservation, planning, agriculture, forestry and sustainable development.
Some of the biggest hurdles will only be overcome if we can mobilise our biggest asset – people like you. So we’ve got lots of ideas for ways you can enjoy the Park whilst looking after it too!
More people than ever are living in and visiting Britain’s National Parks and many people continue to make a living off the land. However, this landscape is vulnerable and it is careful land management that continues to shape and move our landscape towards a sustainable future.
Wildlife conservation success stories
There are many wildlife conservation success stories in Pembrokeshire, but the wider countryside is fragmented by land uses and the marine environment is also under a lot of pressure.
Our aim is to promote ecological resilience measures and to reward farmers for catchment-sensitive, carbon-sensitive and connection-sensitive farming.
Such measures would also help to add security to farm incomes, reduce flood risk, reduce food miles, contribute to food and energy security and reconnect people with land management and the food they eat.
Reconnecting with nature
The workings of today’s modern world means that many people’s lives are detached from nature in their day to day activities.
People’s need to experience nature at various times in their lives, however, remains undiminished, as evidenced by the sheer volume of people who visit Britain’s National Parks and other beautiful areas of countryside.
Providing people with the opportunity to access such an inspirational landscape hopefully encourages a sense of shared responsibility and pride in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and conservation and sustainability are the two things that will hopefully ensure this landscape is here for future generations.
Learn more about Conservation Land Management in the National Park
Conserving the Park
For many years the main problems facing Pembrokeshire’s coastline have been the two extremes of agricultural intensification on the one hand and neg...
In order to halt and reverse the decline and loss of our wildlife, we need to stop doing the things that destroyed habitats in the first place, and to...
Invasive non-native species
Invasive non-native species (INNS) can outcompete native UK species, physically change ecosystems, damage property and can be extremely harmful to hum...
The National Park Authority piloted the Naturally Connected project over 18 months in 2017 and 2018 in order to work with tourism businesses who owned...
Pembrokeshire Grazing Network
Grazing our semi-natural habitats is often essential to keep them in good condition. On many sites that we manage, the appropriate animals were not al...
Pembrokeshire Wildfire Group
Fires have potentially devastating impacts on our countryside, harming our economy, ecology, environment, heritage and rural communities. Yet the dama...
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Recreation Plan aims to encourage a sustainable approach to activities are just some of the processes ...
St Davids Airfield
During World War II St Davids Airfield was the scene of constant activity as an RAF Coastal Command base engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic. Today,...
Wildlife Health Check
The health of our wildlife is a major concern, not just because it’s fascinating and creates a wonderful natural environment in which to live, but b...