Devon’s diverse natural habitats include woodlands, wetlands, moorlands, meadows, hedgerows, rivers, estuaries, and many more beneath its coastal waters.
For more information on what is being done to protect Devon’s environment and habitats:
- Devon County Council plays a key role in the protection, management and enhancement of the County’s environment.
Devon – Environment
- Natural Devon brings together all those interested in protecting and enhancing our environment for the benefit of people, wildlife and businesses.
Natural Devon – Devon’s Local Nature Partnership | Securing Devon’s Natural Environment
- Devon’s Wildlife Trust promotes awareness and runs projects to restore, conserve and protect wildlife, which are summarised under three key areas: Living Landscape, Living Seas and Living Nature.
Devon Wildlife Trust
- Devon Environment Foundation is setting out to protect and restore 30% on Devon’s land and water by 2030.
Devon Environment Foundation – Areas of Interest
It should be no surprise that Devon has a wealth of Natural Capital, with a rich environment and varied habitats for which initiatives are in place to restore and protect it.
The South West region is the UK’s third largest visitor economy, with Devon playing a key role in attracting visitors, with a spend of over £2.5Billion per year.
Devon has three World Heritage Sites, which have been determined as being of outstanding universal value and of global importance by UNESCO.
The Devon Climate Emergency project is raising awareness and encouraging everyone to act to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for the future climate.