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British temperate rainforests are of global importance, having the greatest concentration of oceanic lichens and mosses in Europe, they are rare habitats. Plantlife is working to protect their long-term future.
Woodlands that are found in areas that are influenced by the sea, with high rainfall and humidity and damp climate are temperate rainforests. They are home to some intriguing and sometimes rare lower plants. These lower plants – the ferns, mosses, liverworts, and lichens – are ancient. They pre-date humans, flowers, trees and even dinosaurs.
A lichen is a composite organism made up of a fungus and a photosynthetic partner– usually an alga and sometimes a cyanobacterium (or both!). There are also yeasts and bacteria involved in the relationship.
Mosses and liverworts are ancient non-flowering plants, having been around for 400 million years. Mosses have small leaves that grow all round their stems. Liverworts may lack leaves and stems entirely or have two ranks of leaves either side of a stem.
Discover how Plantlife is working with governments to protect and restore temperate rainforest along the Atlantic coast of Britain.
Our wild and wet woodlands and the species that live within them are facing severe threats which Plantlife will be tackling through the Species Recovery Project.
Temperate rainforest in south-west England is a globally rare habitat full of special lichens and mosses. Read about our work to protect them in the Building Resilience project.
Clean Air Day on June 15 is a chance to look at the impact of air pollution, not just on our physical and mental health, but the overall health of our natural environment and wildlife.
Dave Lamacraft, Plantlife’s Lichen and Bryophyte Specialist, heads out to discover a wealth of extraordinary lichens which call Wales’ rainforests home.
Discover 4 new walk ideas and Scottish spring adventure inspiration from Plantlife Scotland’s Communications and Policy Officer, Erin Shott.
Learn more about Temperate Rainforests and how to manage them.
A downloadable guide filled with activities for all the family to find out whether you are in a British Temperate Rainforest
A downloadable guide filled with activities for all the family to find out how to identify them and learn about their very, very, very long history
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