Habitats

Wild plants are the fundamental building blocks of all habitats, and while many different habitats exist, most of the plants we're working to protect are found in a small number of key ones, such as woodland, grassland and wetland.

Habitats often overlap one another and include complex networks of 'microhabitats', each with their own particular characteristics. Understanding how these specific environments work, how they relate to each other and how they've been looked after in the past, is key to caring for the plants that live there.

Conservation will typically focus on preserving or restoring the natural processes that maintain these specific environments, and the links between them.