Built environment and greenspaces

Greenspaces in towns and villages, such as gardens, playing fields, street trees, churchyards and roadside verges can together provide an important habitat for wildlife. They often act as important corridors and stepping stones for the movement of wildlife through urban areas. Buildings too, can provide refuges for wildlife.

In many places, simple steps can be taken to improve urban greenspaces for wildlife,as well as making them more attractive places for people to visit.

Use the navigation bar on the left to explore habitats associated with the built environment.

The Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership has produced and excellent set of guides on how Make Space for Wildlife. While some points will refer to habitats or species not found in the National Park, they are full of useful tips to attract more biodiversity in your local area.