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Ancient woodlands

There are several unique types of woodland and Wales has a special responsibility to preserve them and the wildlife which thrives in them

Wales is home to 20 woodland Special Areas of Conservation, part of the Natura 2000 network of European protected wildlife sites.

Our ancient woodlands are important to not just the wildlife, but to people and the economy. It's important that we manage the woodland carefully to ensure that these beautiful places can be protected for future generations.

The LIFE Natura 2000 Programme has produced costed action plans for every Woodland Natura 2000 site in Wales, planning for the future and helping to obtain vital funds.

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