State of the Park

Hen Harrier (© Keith O'Brien)

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National Nature Reserves (NNR)

National Nature Reserves (NNRs) contain examples of some of the most important natural and semi-natural terrestrial and coastal ecosystems in Great Britain. They are managed to conserve their habitats or to provide special opportunities for scientific study of the habitats communities and species represented within them.

NNRs are declared by the statutory country conservation agencies under and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. All the above designations are found in the National Park.

In 2007, there were 68 National Nature Reserves in Wales, of which 21 are located in Snowdonia totalling 5,654.07ha.

NNR within Snowdonia National Park

NNR within Snowdonia National Park