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Biodiversity RCT

Rhondda Cynon Taf lies at the heart of the Valleys and at the heart of a wealth of biodiversity. This is where landscape and biodiversity come together, where the views have biodiversity substance and depth. This is a biodiverse landscape, which is ‘breath-taking’, dynamic and integral to a unique sense of place and belonging.

Back in 2000, a partnership of wildlife enthusiasts joined with the Authority to develop Action for Nature, setting out the priorities for understanding and protecting our natural heritage. The Partnership works together to implement the actions and update the Plan. 

Our commitment to promote and encourage Biodiversity throughout the county borough is illustrated by the way some of our grass verges, flagship parks and countryside sites are managed. Whilst some sites are managed for biodiversity and can be enjoyed from a distance (for instance our grass verges with no public access), other sites within our countryside sites and flagship parks are there for you to come and explore. To view the biodiversity area nearest to you, check the map below:


If you would like to be involved in some of the initiatives currently taking place, why not Contact us to find out more.  You can also take part in our Events, explore a Park or Countryside SiteReport Sightings or simply read the Recorders’ Newsletter.