Celtic broadleaf forests

WWF Abstract

Bring your raincoat when you visit this ecoregion--rain falls any time of the year, and the air is always damp. This ecoregion extends as far north as Newfoundland, but the Gulf Stream current brings a surprising amount of warmth and moisture, making it one of the greenest on the planet. It encompasses a majority of the landscape in Ireland and Britain.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Ireland, United Kingdom
Area:51,648,000 acres (20,901,204 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Aberbargoed Grasslands
Afon Eden – Cors Goch Trawsfynydd
Afon Gwyrfai a Llyn Cwellyn
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi
Afon Tywi/ River Tywi
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers
All Saints Bog SPA
Alyn Valley Woods/ Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Alun
Asby Complex
Bae Cemlyn/ Cemlyn Bay
Baldoyle Bay SPA
Ballyallia Lough SPA
Ballycotton Bay SPA
Ballykenny-Fisherstown Bog SPA
Ballymacoda Bay SPA
Bankhead Moss, Beith
Barnack Hills and Holes
Barry Links
Baston Fen
Beast Cliff – Whitby (Robin Hood`s Bay)
Beer Quarry and Caves
Ben Lui
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains
Birklands and Bilhaugh
Blackmill Woodlands
Blackstone Point
Blaen Cynon
Blawhorn Moss
Bolton Fell Moss
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn
Borders Woods
Borrowdale Woodland Complex
Bracket`s Coppice
Braunton Burrows
Breckland
Brecon Beacons/ Bannau Brycheiniog
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors
Broadmeadow/Swords Estuary SPA
Brown Moss
Buchan Ness to Collieston
Burrow Head
Cadair Idris
Caeau Mynydd Mawr
Calf Hill and Cragg Woods
Cannock Chase
Cardiff Beech Woods
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd
Carmarthen Bay Dunes/ Twyni Bae Caerfyrddin
Carn nan Tri-Tighearnan
Carrine Common
Carsegowan Moss
Castle Eden Dene
Castlemaine Harbour SPA
Cawdor Wood
Cernydd Carmel
Chesil and the Fleet
Clare Island SPA
Cliffs of Moher SPA
Clints Quarry
Clogwyni Pen Llyn/ Seacliffs of Lleyn
Clyde Valley Woods
Coed Cwm Einion
Coed y Cerrig
Coedwigoedd Dyffryn Elwy/ Elwy Valley Woods
Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods
Coedydd a Cheunant Rheidol/ Rheidol Woods and Gorge
Coedydd Aber
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites
Coedydd Llawr-y-glyn
Coedydd Nedd a Mellte
Coetiroedd Cwm Elan/ Elan Valley Woodlands
Coole-Garryland SPA
Cors Caron
Cors Fochno
Corsydd Eifionydd
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens
Craigengar
Craighall Gorge
Craven Limestone Complex
Crowdy Marsh
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn
Culm Grasslands
Cwm Cadlan
Cwm Clydach Woodlands / Coedydd Cwm Clydach
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen
Dartmoor
Dawlish Warren
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy
Deeside and Buckley Newt Sites
Dogden Moss
Downton Gorge
Drigg Coast
Drostre Bank
Duddon Mosses
Dun Moss and Forest of Alyth Mires
Dunkeld–Blairgowrie Lochs
Dunraven Bay
Durham Coast
Dykeneuk Moss
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths
Eilean na Muice Duibhe
Elenydd
Eller`s Wood and Sand Dale
Endrick Water
Eryri/ Snowdonia
Exmoor and Quantock Oakwoods
Exmoor Heaths
Fal and Helford
Fen Bog
Fenland
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses
Fens Pools
Feur Lochain
Firth of Lorn
Firth of Tay & Eden Estuary
Flamborough Head
Flanders Mosses
Flow of Dergoals
Ford Moss
Galloway Oakwoods
Gang Mine
Glac na Criche
Glan-traeth
Glannau Môn: Cors heli / Anglesey Coast: Saltmarsh
Glannau Ynys Gybi/ Holy Island Coast
Glaswelltiroedd Cefn Cribwr/ Cefn Cribwr Grasslands
Glen Lough SPA
Glen Shira
Glynllifon
Godrevy Head to St Agnes
Gower Ash Woods/ Coedydd Ynn Gwyr
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr
Granllyn
Great Orme`s Head/ Pen y Gogarth
Grogwynion
Gweunydd Blaencleddau
Halkyn Mountain/ Mynydd Helygain
Harbottle Moors
Hatfield Moor
Helbeck and Swindale Woods
Helvick Head to Ballyquin SPA
Humber Estuary
Ingleborough Complex
Johnstown Newt Sites
Kenfig/ Cynffig
Kilcolman Bog SPA
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park SPA
Kippenrait Glen
Kirkcowan Flow
Lake District High Fells
Lands End and Cape Bank
Lendalfoot Hills Complex
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru
Lizard Point
Llangorse Lake/ Llyn Syfaddan
Llyn Dinam
Loch Etive Woods
Loch Lomond Woods
Lough Derg (Shannon) SPA
Lough Derravaragh SPA
Lough Ennell SPA
Lough Iron SPA
Lough Kinale and Derragh Lough SPA
Lough Sheelin SPA
Lower Bostraze and Leswidden
Lower Derwent Valley
Lower Findhorn Woods
Lower River Spey – Spey Bay
Luce Bay and Sands
Lyme Bay and Torbay
Lyppard Grange Ponds
Manchester Mosses
Mòine Mhór
Merrick Kells
Methven Moss
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt
Mochrum Lochs
Moffat Hills
Moidach More
Montgomery Canal
Moor House – Upper Teesdale
Moorfoot Hills
Moray Firth
Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay Pavements
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn
Mortlach Moss
Mottey Meadows
Mull of Galloway
Mwyngloddiau Fforest Gwydir/ Gwydyr Forest Mines
Mynydd Epynt
Naddle Forest
Nene Washes
Newham Fen
Newlyn Downs
Norfolk Valley Fens
North Antrim Coast
North Bull Island Nature Reserve
North Bull Island SPA
North Norfolk Coast
North Northumberland Dunes
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro
North Pennine Dales Meadows
North Pennine Moors
North Shotts Moss
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro
North York Moors
Oak Mere
Old Head of Kinsale SPA
Orton Pit
Ouse Washes
Overstrand Cliffs
Paston Great Barn
Pasturefields Salt Marsh
Peak District Dales
Peeswit Moss
Pembrokeshire Bat Sites and Bosherston Lakes/ Safleoedd Ystlum Sir Benfro a Llynnoedd Bosherston
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau
Penhale Dunes
Phoenix United Mine and Crow`s Nest
Pitkeathly Mires
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries
Polruan to Polperro
Preseli
Quants
Raeburn Flow
Rahasane Turlough SPA
Rathlin Island
Rea`s Wood and Farr`s Bay
Red Moss of Netherley
Rex Graham Reserve
Rhinog
Rhos Goch
Rhos Llawr-cwrt
Rhos Talglas
Rinns of Islay
River Axe
River Camel
River Dee
River Dee and Bala Lake/ Afon Dyfrdwy a Llyn Tegid
River Derwent
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake
River Eden
River Kent
River Little Brosna Callows SPA
River Nanny Estuary and Shore SPA
River South Esk
River Spey
River Tay
River Teith
River Tweed
River Usk/ Afon Wysg
River Wensum
River Wye/ Afon Gwy
Rixton Clay Pits
Rochdale Canal
Rogerstown Estuary SPA
Roman Wall Loughs
Roudsea Wood and Mosses
Roydon Common and Dersingham Bog
Saltfleetby–Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point
Sands of Forvie
Sandymount Strand/Tolka Estuary SPA
Sefton Coast
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren
Sidmouth to West Bay
Simonside Hills
Skipwith Common
Solway Firth
Solway Mosses North
South Dartmoor Woods
South Devon Shore Dock
South Hams
South Pennine Moors
South Solway Mosses
South-East Islay Skerries
St David`s / Ty Ddewi
Stabannan-Braganstown SPA
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone
Strangford Lough
Strensall Common
Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons
Sugar Loaf Woodlands
Tacumshin Lake
Tacumshin Lake SPA
Tarbert Woods
Tarn Moss
Taynish and Knapdale Woods
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast
The Broads
The Gearagh SPA
The Lizard
The Murrough SPA
The Stiperstones and The Hollies
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast
Thorne Moor
Threepwood Moss
Thrislington
Tintagel–Marsland–Clovelly Coast
Tregonning Hill
Trossachs Woods
Turflundie Wood
Tweed Estuary
Tyne and Allen River Gravels
Tyne and Nent
Tynron Juniper Wood
Ullswater Oakwoods
Upper Nithsdale Woods
Upper Strathearn Oakwoods
Usk Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Wysg
Walton Moss
Wast Water
Waveney and Little Ouse Valley Fens
West Dorset Alder Woods
West Midlands Mosses
Whitlaw and Branxholme
Winterton – Horsey Dunes
Witherslack Mosses
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay
Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes
Yerbeston Tops
Yewbarrow Woods
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder