• 500,000 visit Snowdon every year

    With over 10 million visitors each year Snowdonia’s footpaths are always glad of some TLC and our volunteers are on hand to lend a hand.  Snowdon itself, the highest mountain in England and Wales and a honey pot site, attracts around half a million walkers each year.  Such a high number of visitors is great […]

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  • Rhododendron: an ecosystem perspective

    Snowdonia Society volunteers have worked tirelessly for years to combat Rhododendron ponticum in Snowdonia, more specifically in Nant Gwynant.  What is so bad about this plant with beautiful pink flowers? What are the impacts of the plant itself, and of our efforts to control it?

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  • Our work in Nant Gwynant and the Gwyrfai catchment: an ecosystem interpretation

    Our case study will focus on the Nant Gwynant and Gwyrfai areas.  This mountainous region includes mountain peaks, valley floors, natural lakes and rivers, woodland and heathland, and  features a number of protected sites

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    What is an ecosystem and why does it matter?

    An ecosystem  is a collective term used to describe a community of living organisms (such as plants, animals and bacteria) and the non-living components of their environment (such as rocks, soil and water) interacting with each other.  Ecosystems are all around us, from coral reefs  to grasslands and lakes to tropical rainforests, and we are […]

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