From the uplands down to the coast, Welsh birds share common
conservation challenges. These include:
- Agricultural intensification in the lowlands
- Abandonment of parts of the uplands
- Habitat fragmentation
- Climate change
These are all putting pressure on our bird populations, with few
species escaping the effects and even fewer benefiting.
Biodiversity Action Plans, agri-environment schemes, as well as
more targeted, species-specific work programmes, mean that action
is under way to boost conservation, but much more needs to be
Legislation also plays an important part in bird
conservation. It gives protection to rare and vulnerable species
during the breeding season. It also protects all species from
damage and killing.