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Wildlife conservation

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is internationally important for its rich and diverse wildlife heritage.

The Authority works with farmers, land managers, local naturalists and others to conserve the range of habitats and species found in the Dales and to halt any decline in biodiversity value.

We provide a comprehensive advisory service:

  • Advice to farmers and landowners on wildlife conservation and sustainable land management.
  • Advice on dealing with wildlife conservation in the planning process.
  • Advice on specific habitat and species management.
  • Advice on combining access and recreation with wildlife conservation.
  • Advice and support to individuals and societies.

The Authority works closely with the regional office of Natural England. This is the Government agency which was established to champion the conservation of wildlife and geology in England.

To find out more about nature in the Dales and positive things you can do, click on the link boxes on the right hand side of this page.

Contact Details

Phone: 0300 456 0030



There are over 150 species found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Following this link to find out about them.


Follow this link to find fascinating facts about the priority habitats in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Conserving wildlife

Learn more about how we conserve the wildlife of the National Park

Nature in the Dales

Visit our Nature in the Dales website to find out more about the priority species and habitats that we are looking after.

Parish Wildlife Project

Find out more about the Parish Wildlife Project

Places to see wildlife

Want to get involved? Find out where the best places are to see wildlife in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.