Devon’s environment

  • The condition of our wildlife and habitats; landscape and land use; air, water and soils, and the impacts of climate change.

  • Devon supports internationally important populations of species such as otter, dormouse and greater horseshoe bat and a number of globally threatened species, including European eel and freshwater pearl mussel.

  • Devon’s landscape is one of the county’s most important assets, and includes two National Parks and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Devon is one of the most varied regions for geology in the British Isles. It has two World Heritage Sites designated due to geological interest.

  • We are dependent on soil, to filter our water, provide food and clean air and store huge volumes of carbon.

  • Not only man-made structures and archaeological sites, but also landscapes and wildlife habitats arising through human interaction with nature.

  • Devon Local Nature Partnership works with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help develop a sustainable green economy.

  • Devon is a fantastic place to explore, with its diverse landscape, impressive natural environment, and 86,000 hectares of open access green space.