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Geological Conservation Review (GCR) Site Boundaries

The dataset contains the original site boundaries for all Geological Conservation Review (GCR) Sites in Wales. The boundaries define the area of a particular GCR Site (usually coincident...

Marine Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Features

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 provide for the designation and protection of 'European sites', the protection of 'European protected species', and the adaptation...

Habitat Mapping for Conservation and Management of the Southern Irish Sea (HABMAP)

The HABMAP project was set up in response to the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the Southern Irish Sea. This work produced habitat maps of the seabed using...

Tranquil Areas Wales

This data collation is made up of two datasets showing tranquil areas across Wales for 1997 and 2009. A map of the land of Wales, graded to show levels of Tranquillity. It results from...

Modelling of Habitat Networks for Welsh Woodlands, Grasslands, Heathlands, Bogs and Fens

There is a growing emphasis on ecological connectivity in planning for effective biodiversity conservation and building ecosystem resilience. A major part of this is to counteract the...

Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Habitats

Under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), Section 7 requires biodiversity lists to be produced. These lists include types of habitats which are of 'Principle Importance' for the purpose of...

Saltmarsh Extents

Polygon data layer showing the extent of Saltmarsh in Coastal and Transitional waters for use by both Flood and Coastal Risk Management and the implementation of Water Framework Directive....

Working with Natural Processes (WWNP) in Wales: Riparian Woodland Potential

Working with Natural Processes (WWNP) Riparian Woodland Potential is our best estimate of locations where tree planting may be possible on smaller floodplains close to flow pathways, and effective...

National Parks

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of National Parks in Wales. National Parks were established to protect beautiful and relatively wild countryside by: - Preserving the...

Open Access - Dedicated Forests (CRoW Act)

Dataset showing forests that comprised the freehold public forest estate dedicated by former Forestry Commission Wales (FCW), now Natural Resources Wales (NRW), under section 16 of the...

Source Protection Zones (SPZ) Merged

Source Protection Zones [Individual] have been created as public facing boundaries where discrete groundwater bodies within Source Protection Zones (SPZ) have been dissolved on zone number...

National Landscape Character Areas (NLCA)

This dataset comprises of boundaries for the 48 regional landscape character areas for Wales. The purpose of this data capture was to geographically distinguish different regions in Wales in...

Recorded Flood Extents

Recorded Flood Extents shows areas that have been recorded to have flooded in the past from rivers, the sea or surface water. The records come from a number of evidence sources including...

Flood risk areas cycle 1

The Cycle 1 Flood Risk Areas are those communities in Wales where most significant flood risks exist from surface water flooding only (from surface water run-off, groundwater and ordinary...

Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) Sensitive Areas - Nitrates

This dataset is a shapefile showing the extent of Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC) (UWWTD) sensitive areas (nitrate). The Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (91/271/EEC)...

Flood Defences without Standardised Attributes

This dataset shows flood defences that have been built to protect against flooding from rivers and the sea. The defences shown provide different levels of flood protection and this is...

Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Basin Districts Cycle 1

Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Basin Districts Cycle 1 is a spatial (polygon) dataset containing attributes that have been collated as defined for the implementation of the Water...

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ)

Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) are areas within Wales that contain surface water or groundwater that is susceptible to nitrate pollution from agricultural activities. They are designated in...

Better Woodlands for Wales Case Boundaries

Better Woodlands for Wales (BBW) is the Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) grant scheme designed to meet the Woodland Strategy vision. The vision of the strategy for Wales to be known for its...

Marine Phase 1 Intertidal Habitat Survey

This is a dataset compiled of spatially-referenced survey data obtained from different intertidal communities (biotopes) in Wales. Maps include information on biotope location, species...